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Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)

Synonyms: Cymodocea filiformis; Cymodocea manatorum; Phucagrostis manatorum

Wikipedia Abstract

Syringodium filiforme, commonly known as manatee grass, is a species of marine seagrass. It forms meadows in shallow sandy or muddy locations in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and is also found in the Bahamas and Bermuda.
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Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  


Abudefduf taurus (Pilotfish)[2]
Acanthostracion quadricornis (Trunkfish)[2]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[2]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[3]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[3]
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)[3]
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[2]
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)[3]
Axiopsis serratifrons (serrated axiid)[2]
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)[3]
Chaetodipterus faber (White angelfish)[3]
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)[4]
Corallianassa longiventris[2]
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum (Bridled Goby)[2]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[2]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[2]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[2]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[2]
Harengula humeralis (Yellowbill sprat)[2]
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)[3]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[2]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[2]
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)[3]
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)[2]
Lactophrys triqueter (Trunkfish)[2]
Lytechinus variegatus (green sea urchin)[2]
Lytechinus williamsi (Williams' variable sea urchin)[2]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[2]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[2]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[2]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[2]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[2]
Pitho quadridentata[2]
Pitho sexdentata[2]
Podochela riisei[2]
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)[2]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[3]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[2]
Scarus vetula (Blownose)[2]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[2]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[3]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[2]
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)[2]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[2]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[2]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[2]
Sphyrna tiburo (Shovelhead)[2]
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)[3]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[2]


SE. U.S.A. to Venezuela, Caribbean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4The Feeding Ecology of the West Caribbean Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Nicaragua, Jeanne A. Mortimer, BIOTROPICA 13(1): 49-58 1981
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