No. of Animals recorded/estimated (List):
23 green algae, 21 red and 29 species of brown algae recorded here. The common green algae were Caulerpa racemosa, C. taxiformis, C. crassifolia, C. sertulariodes, Bryopsis indica, Chaetomorpha indiaca, Codium dwarkense, Halimeda macroloba, H, tuna, Ulva lactuca and Enteromorpha intestinalis. The commonly recorded red algae were Actinotrichia fragilis, Dictyota altromaria, Dictyopteris australis, Lyengaria stellata, Padina gymnospora and Sargassum polycystum. Among the brown algae, the common species were Amphiroa crassa, Champia indica, gelidiella acerosa, Gracellaria corticata, Halymenia verusota and Hypnea cervicornis were recorded. A total of 33 species of corals were recorded, out of which 5 were soft corals. Out of which, M. foliosa, Montipora monasteriata, M. explanata, Porites lutea, P. compressa, Favia speciosa, Favites complanata, Mycedium elephantotus, Cyphastrea serulia, Diploastrea heliopora, Favia maxima and Hydnophora exesa, T. peltata and Turbinaria crates were common forms. The soft corals recorded here were Lobophyton sp., Sinularia sp., Subergorgia sp. And Echinogorgia sp. Among the marine invertebrates, 20 species of sponges, 2 species of hydrozoans, 2 species bryozoans, 4 species of sea anemones, 2 species of jelly fish, 4 species of zoantharians, 4 species of flatworms, 4 species of tube worms, 4 species of shrimp, 14 species of crabs, 5 species of prawns, 4 species of barnacles, 1 species of lobster, 107 species of gastropods, 49 species of bivalve, 4 species of cephalopods, 2 species of nudibranch, 3 species of echinoderms, 1 species of ascidian and 1 species of urochordata were recorded.
No. of Plants/macroalgae recorded/estimated (List):
Avicennia sp., Rhizophora sp., Sueida fruticosa, Salicornia brachiata, Sporobolous sp., Cyperus sp., Eurochondra sp. and periploca aphyla. Avicennia sp., Ceriops sp., Rhizophora and Salvadora sp. Island is covered with sparsely covered with Prosopis chilensi, Euphorbia nivulia, Commiphora wightii, Grewia tenax, Salvadora persica, Capparis deciduas and Acacia nilotica. Tree species like Bauhihina Sp., Acacia nilotica, Acacia Senegal, Prosopis cineraria, Salvadora Oleoides and Cordia gharaf. Scrub species like Cadaba fruticosa, Capparis deciduas, Maerua oblongifolia, Grewia tenax, Maytenus emarginata and Zizyphus nummmularia. Sarcostemma acidium recorded to occur rarely. Other species like Leptodenia pyrotechnica, Clerodendrum multiforum, Grewia villosa, Crotolaria burhia and Lycium barburum were not so commonly recorded. In the herbaceous cover, commonly occurring species were Cleome viscose, Polygala erioptera, Polycarpaea spicata, Corchorus depressus, Alysiccarpus sp., Indigofera cordifolia and Boerhavia sp.
Area: 150 ha
Population of Dwellers: 0
Threats to the Island:
The form of reef re is under great anthropogenic pressure. Various industries have constructed their offshore terminals right from the reef area. Out of them, IOCL and Kandla Port Terminus were major source. Even the nearby area of village Vadinar is well connected by road to the reef area of Narara.
Any other pertinent information:
The island is located 3 km from the coast; and it is now connected by the road. Intertidal mudflats and sandy beaches are recorded in all directions. This is one of the tourisum site as well as nature education camps are organized here.
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