A new record of the seagrass Halophila beccarii Ascherson from the Port Blair coast, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

M. Savurirajan, Raj Kiran Lakra, Thiruchitrambalam Ganesh
2015 Botanica Marina  
During a study of the species diversity and distribution of seagrasses from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Halophila beccarii was recorded for the first time. This report updates the list of seagrasses for these islands from nine to ten species. Halophila beccarii was observed in an intertidal area of muddy substratum in Haddo Bay. The occurrence of this species is significant because of its new distributional record and because it is reported as a "vulnerable species" in the IUCN Red List.
more » ... he IUCN Red List. The morphometric characters, biomass of the species and its habitat are described in Haddo Bay.
doi:10.1515/bot-2014-0076 fatcat:h3z7jduxfregjpwlynxflny47i