First report of Ruppia maritima in coastal waters of the Caspian Sea (Golestan Province)

B.M. Gharanjik
2018 ‬‭Majallah-i ̒Ilmī-i Shīlāt-i Īrān  
Ruppia maritima was observed in coastal waters of the Caspian Sea and in supplying water channels of the Gomishan shrimp ponds in Golestan Province. Sampling was performed in the summer of 2016. Identification and confirmation of the scientific name of this species were performed using internal standard references and with the help of well known foreign experts. This species was classified to the kingdom of Plantae, phylum of Tracheophyta, class of Angiosperm, order of Najadales, family of Ruppiaceae, genus of Ruppia and species of maritima.
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