Nupcial dance - Ariana Alves Ramos

Name:
Ariana Alves Ramos

Country:
Portugal

Social networks:
https://www.instagram.com/osdesenhosdadona/

Title:
nupcial dance

Specie:
Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

Description:
This is a couple of weedy seadragons in their nupcial dance. The scientific name of the specie is Phyllopteryx taeniolatus and is only found in Australian waters.
The male is darker than the female and they move gracefully slowly. When the spring begins, the seadragons start their courtship: in couples, each one swims along with the other. In two months, the eggs that are attached into the male's tail, start to hatch.

Category:
Nature illustration

Technique:
Colored pencils on polyester

Year:
2017

As the author of illustration I have given permission for it to be loaded on Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0.

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