Photo Gallery: Water Dragons
SYDNEY, June 19, 2011
A photographic study of the so-called water dragons reveals the great beauty of these particular animals that inhabit the warm waters of southern Australia, although some specimens have been found in Tasmania.
Dr. Keith Martin-Smith of the University of Tasmania led the project which was published and the journal of Fish Biology.
The bodies of the dragons are made of beautiful patterns of dots and spots that help them blend into their environment and avoid predators.
The research team observed that males may carry eggs in the spongy tissue located under their tails and it is presumed that the young hatch in the cooler waters of Tasmania.