leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, A males tail immediately prior to mating. The tail is extremely swollen and dimples are forming for the eggs to sit in. The female was next to the male and the next day this individual had eggs on his tail, Wool Bay, South Australia, Australia, Southern Ocean


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Leafy Seadragon | Phycodurus eques

leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, A males tail immediately prior to mating. The tail is extremely swollen and dimples are forming for the eggs to sit in. The female was next to the male and the next day this individual had eggs on his tail, Wool Bay, South Australia, Australia, Southern Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / John C. Lewis

Image dimensions: 5400x3600