Sculptured Sea Moth

Sculptured Sea Moth

Michael MacMaster found this…

Sculptured Sea Moth
Pegasus lancifer ( Kaup, 1861)
Usually found from the Bass Strait area and around Tasmania to South western Australia.
Lives on shallow sandy areas near seagrass beds and can be found down to 50 m.
The animal in the picture is a female, the male has green and yellow markings on his wings.
They grow to 12 cm, the specimen pictured is around 4 cm.
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