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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  



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

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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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