Seadragon Shots sought for Science

Have you taken images of seadragons? If so, you can contribute to current research.
Professor David Booth and his team at UTS Fish Ecology Lab has been researching weedy seadragons since 2001, but more recently has teamed with Underwater Research Group (URG) to kick start a spot pattern-recognition study using (seadragon abdomen/flank) photos taken by divers. You can help!
Australasian Fishes currently contains 60 observations of the species, but but the 'seadragon group’ need more. Please consider uploading your images so they can be used in this exciting research.
The Common Seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, is endemic to Australian temperate marine waters. It occurs from the central coast of New South Wales, around the southern coast of Australia to south-western Western Australia.
The standard name of the species in Australia is 'Common Seadragon', but many people know the fish by the name 'Weedy Seadragon'.
The images above (thank you pfuller and eschloegl) show male Common Seadragons with eggs attached to the underside of their tails.
For more information contact Dr Selma Klanten (
Publicado el mayo 19, 2017 04:04 MAÑANA por markmcg markmcg


Intriguing, I've read about the smart recognition on weedy sea dragons somewhere else quite recently (ABC...i don't know) Great stuff Mark, if I ever get a photo of one I will be sure to submit it :)

Publicado por henrick hace casi 7 años

Thank you @henrick.

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

I have so many Weedy Seadragon photos from two different colonies in my area. I will share them as soon as I get some time! So busy. Regards, Danny.

Publicado por dannylee hace casi 7 años

Wow! Thank you @dannylee3 . In case you haven't seen it, @sascha_schulz has put together a terrific guide to adding observations to the site in bulk. Check out the doc here,

Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

Thanks mate. That pdf was very handy. Look forward to sitting down and going through my Seadragon photos later today.

Publicado por dannylee hace casi 7 años


Publicado por markmcg hace casi 7 años

Nice to see the project helping out current research, well done Australasian Fishes @markmcg . The pdf is a great guide for adding images, thanks @sascha_schulz

Publicado por amandahay hace casi 7 años

Just posted a bunch of shots from yesterday's dive:

Publicado por nickd hace más de 6 años

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