No. of Animals recorded/estimated (List):
As the island does not have any reef attached to it, the coral and associated fauna restricted to only a few forms of rocky and sandy habitat. There were no records of hard corals here but 2 species of soft corals. i.e. sea fans or gorgonian fans were recorded. Those species were Subergorgia and Echinogorgia sp. 7 species of crab, 5 species of barnacles, 21 species of gastropods and 4 species of bivalves. Altogether, they contribute 39 species of marine invertebrates. Moreover, 4 species of avifauna abundant here.
Man Marodi Island
No. of Plants/macroalgae recorded/estimated (List):
Among the scrub species, Euphorbia nivulia, Barleria prionitis, Salvadora persica and Cordia gharaf were the most dominant species. Euphorbia mostly occurred on the periphery in association with Commiphora wightii, Barleria prionitis, Coria gharaf and Salvadora perscia. Other scrub species, which were recorded on the island but uncommonly, were Cadaba fruticosa and Clerodendrum multiforum. A total of 27 species were recorded here, out of which 26 species of angiosperm, belonging to 26 family, 19 genera and one from the Gymnosperm belongs to single family and genera.
Area: 5.0 ha
Population of Dwellers: 0
Threats to the Island:
Fishermen halt on these islands during fishing. Local people also visit these islands occasionally.
Any other pertinent information:
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