Weedy Seadragon
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  • Question 1
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    To what continent is the weedy seadragon endemic?

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    Asia

    Australia

    Africa

    South America

  • Question 2
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    Which oceans does the weedy seadragon inhabit?

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    Indian

    Pacific

    Atlantic

    Arctic

  • Question 3
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    Are weedy seadragons sexually dimorphic?

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    No.

    Yes, males are larger and lighter in color

    Yes, females are larger and lighter in color.

  • Question 4
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    How long can a weedy seadragon grow?

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    15 cm. / 6 in.

    30 cm. / 12 in.

    45 cm. / 18 in.

    60 cm. / 24 in.

  • Question 5
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    What color are the stripes along the weedy seadragon's upper body?

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    Blue

    Red

    Yellow

    Green

  • Question 6
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    Weedy seadragons have prehensile tails to clasp and anchor themselves to seaweed.

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    True

    False

  • Question 7
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    The weedy seadragon is the marine emblem for which Australian state?

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    Victoria

    New South Wales

    Queensland

    South Australia

  • Question 8
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    What color are weedy seadragon eggs?

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    Red

    Blue

    Yellow

    White

  • Question 9
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    Weedy seadragons are generally social.

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    True

    False

  • Question 10
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    What threatens the weedy seadragon?

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    Habitat Loss

    Invasive Species

    Bycatch

    Pollution

  • Question 11
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    What is an invasive species for the weedy seadragon?

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    Sea Urchin

    Leafy Seadragon

    Rock Lobster

    Giant Kelp

  • Question 12
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    How does the loss of giant kelp affect the weedy seadragon?

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    Increases Water Temperature

    Reduces Macroalgae

    Reduces Competition

    Reduces Oxygen

  • Question 13
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    There have been numerous range-wide population estimates made for the weedy seadragon.

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    True

    False

  • Question 14
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    After the eggs have hatched, what is the parental investment of the weedy seadragon?

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    Maternal

    Paternal

    Maternal & Paternal

    None

  • Question 15
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    The weedy seadragon negatively affects humans.

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    True

    False

  • Question 16
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    The weedy seadragon promotes tourism.

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    True

    False

  • Question 17
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    Weedy seadragons are immobile.

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    True

    False

  • Question 18
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    What prevents weedy seadragons from being good swimmers?

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    Dermal Plates

    Lack of Caudal Fin

    Long Dorsal Fin

    Ventral Fins

  • Question 19
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    How do weedy seadragons differ from leafy seadragons?

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    Rarity

    Number of Appendages

    Geographic Range

    Conservation Status

  • Question 20
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    What is the survival rate of young weedy seadragons in captivity?

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    10%

    30%

    60%

    90%

  • Question 21
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    How many weedy seadragon offspring generally survive?

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    6-12

    60-120

    120-240

    600-1,200

  • Question 22
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    Seadragons, seahorses, and pipefish are the only species in which the male carries the eggs.

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    True

    False

  • Question 23
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    Which sex of weedy seadragon carries the eggs after fertilization?

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    Male

    Female

    Male & Female

    Neither

  • Question 24
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    How many broods will a weedy seadragon have each breeding season?

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    1

    2

    3

    5

  • Question 25
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    How many eggs do weedy seadragons lay?

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    12-25

    120-250

    250-500

    1,200-2,500

  • Question 26
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    How long do weedy seadragons incubate their eggs?

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    2 Weeks

    1 Month

    2 Months

    5 Months

  • Question 27
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    What are the weedy seadragon's alternate names?

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    Common Seadragon

    Lucas’ Seadragon

    Ruby Seadragon

    Leafy Seadragon

  • Question 28
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    Where do weedy seadragons hold their eggs?

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    Neck

    Tail

    Fins

    Mouth

  • Question 29
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    What water temperature does the weedy seadragon prefer?

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    0-11°C / 32-52°F

    12-23°C / 53-73°F

    24-35°C / 75-95°F

    36-47°C / 97-117°F

  • Question 30
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    What water depth does the weedy seadragon prefer?

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    0-7 m. / 0-22 ft.

    8-50 m. / 26-164 ft.

    51-107 m. / 167-351 ft.

    108-150 m. / 354-492 ft.

  • Question 31
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    The weedy seadragon is exploited for the aquarium trade at high levels that are of conservation concern.

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    True

    False

  • Question 32
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    Researchers understand what biological or environmental factors trigger weedy seadragons to reproduce.

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    True

    False

  • Question 33
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    The weedy seadragon's reproductive strategies are well documented.

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    True

    False

  • Question 34
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    Weedy sedragon mating and pregnancies in captivity are common.

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    True

    False

  • Question 35
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    What is the weedy seadragon's diet?

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    Carnivore

    Herbivore

    Omnivore

  • Question 36
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    What does the weedy seadragon eat?

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    Shrimp

    Sea Urchin

    Lobster

    Kelp

  • Question 37
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    How long can a weedy seadragon live?

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    1-3 Years

    6-10 Years

    12-16 Years

    22-26 years

  • Question 38
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    Depending on where they are found latitudinally, weedy seadragons can exhibit variable growth and survival rates.

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    True

    False

  • Question 39
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    The weedy seadragon is legally protected from exploitation and is subject to strict export controls.

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    True

    False

  • Question 40
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    There are species-specific conservation measures in place for the weedy seadragon.

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    True

    False

  • Question 41
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    What is the weedy seadragon listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species?

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    Least Concern

    Near Threatened

    Vulnerable

    Endangered

  • Question 42
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    When do weedy seadragons reach sexual maturity?

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    1-2 Weeks

    1-2 Months

    1-2 Years

    2-4 Years

  • Question 43
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    When is the weedy seadragon breeding season?

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    July-January

    February-June

  • Question 44
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    Where do weedy seadragons breed later than usual?

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    Tasmania

    Victoria

    South Australia

    Western Australia

  • Question 45
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    Like other syngnathids, the weedy seadragon is a victim of bycatch and a target of traditional Chinese medicine.

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    True

    False

  • Question 46
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    What is the weedy seadragon's closest relative?

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    Ruby Seadragon

    Leafy Seadragon

    Common Seadragon

    Lucas’ Seadragon

  • Question 47
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    What attribute originated the weedy seadragon's name?

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    Leaf-Like Appendages

    Kelp Habitat

    Colorful Skin

    Long, Thin Body

  • Question 48
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    What is the weedy seadragon's primary defense mechanism?

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    Camouflage

    Swimming Abilities

    Venom

    Spines

  • Question 49
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    In what marine habitat does the weedy seadragon reside?

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    Neritic

    Oceanic

    Intertidal

    Coastal/Supratidal

  • Question 50
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    Weedy seadragons have broad, overlapping home ranges that can vary in length.

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    True

    False

  • Question 51
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    Weedy seadragons are great swimmers and are fast-moving.

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    True

    False

  • Question 52
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    What is the weedy seadragon's scientific name?

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    Phyllopteryx taeniolatus

    Phyllopteryx dewysea

    Phycodurus eques

    Haliichthys taeniophorus

  • Question 53
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    Weedy seadragons have teeth.

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    True

    False

  • Question 54
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    Weedy seadragons feed by way of suction.

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    True

    False

  • Question 55
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    The weedy seadragon is the only member of its genus.

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    True

    False

  • Question 56
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    How many subspecies of weedy seadragons are recognized?

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    0

    2

    5

    10

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