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Phyllopteryx dewysea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Phyllopteryx
Swainson, 1839

Phyllopteryx is a genus of sea dragons (along with Phycodurus) in the family Syngnathidae. The Weedy seadragon was previously thought to be the only member of this genus until the discovery of Phyllopteryx dewysea in Western Australia during 2015.[1]


There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Geggel, Laura (18 February 2015). "Ruby-Red Sea Dragon Is Brand-New Species". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Stiller, Josefin; Wilson, Nerida G.; Rouse, Greg W. (18 February 2015). "A spectacular new species of seadragon (Syngnathidae)". Royal Society Open Science (The Royal Society) 2 (2). doi:10.1098/rsos.140458. Retrieved 18 February 2015.