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Marine macrophytes of minicoy (Lakshadweep) coral atoll of the Arabian Sea

Authors
Journal
Aquatic Botany
0304-3770
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0304-3770(84)90010-x

Abstract

Abstract Thirty-seven species of marine algae, belonging to 31 genera, 5 seagrass species and one mangrove species, were recorded from Minicoy Atoll. The predominant seaweeds observed were Enteromorpha clathrata, Caulerpa species, Ulva lactuca, Halimeda gracilis, Padina pavonia, Dictyota dichotoma, Dictyurus purpurescens and Acanthophora delilei. Thalassia hemprichii, Halophila ovalis and Cymodocea rotundata form the dominant flora in the lagoon area. Bruguiera parviflora was the only mangrove species observed in low-lying areas of Minicoy Island.

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