Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dragon Seamoth

Dragon Seamoth, Eurypegasus draconis. These little fish are found in Indo-Pacific coastal waters and specialize in using their long, tube-like mouth to suck small worms, invertebrates and crustaceans out of their burrows in the sand/mud.  They use their broad pectoral fins and stiff ventral fins like feet, "walking" on them as shuffle across the sand looking for food.  These little fish make long term, monogamous bonds with their mates. This species is listed as threatened in the wild.

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