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Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)

Synonyms: Thalassia vitrariorum

Wikipedia Abstract

Thalassia testudinum, commonly known as turtlegrass, is a species of marine seagrass. It forms meadows in shallow sandy or muddy locations in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas



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

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Jorrit 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.
4Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
5The 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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