No. of Animals recorded/estimated (List):
32 green algae, 17 species of red algae, 30 species of brown algae and 3 species of sea grasses. The common green algae were Boodlea composite, Bryopsis indica, B. pumosa, Caulerpa racemosa, C. taxiformis, C. crassifolia, C. scalpelliformis, Chaetomorpha indiaca, Codium dwarkense, C. dwarkanse, Halimeda macroloba, H. opunita, H, tuna, Ulva lactuca, E. tabulosa and Enteromorpha intestinalis. The commonly recorded red algae were Actinotrichia fragilis, Dictyota dictyopteris, Dictyopteris australis, Padina gymnospora, P. tetrastomatica and Sargassum polycystum. Among the brown algae, the common species were Amphiroa crassa, A. fragilissima, Acanthophorea delilei, Champia indica, Gelidiella acerosa, Chonadria ornate, Gracellaria corticata, Grascillaria verrucosa, G. corticota, Halymenia verusota, Haliminthocladia clayadosii, Hypnea cervicornis, Rhodymenia australis, Scinaia indiaca and Soleridia robusta were recorded. A total of 32 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, 9 species of sponges, 2 species of hydrozoans, 2 species bryozoans, 3 species of sea anemones, 2 species of jelly fish, 2 species of zoantharians, 3 species of flatworms, 3 species of tube worms, 3 species of shrimp, 16 species of crabs, 4 species of prawns, 3 species of barnacles, 1 species of lobster, 89 species of gastropods, 41 species of bivalve, 4 species of cephalopods, 2 species of nudibranch, 3 species of echinoderms, 1 species of ascidian and 2 species of urochordata were recorded. 4 species of reptiles. 2 variety of sea turtle abundant here. 7 species of avi
No. of Plants/macroalgae recorded/estimated (List):
A total of 82 species have been recorded.
Area: 550 ha
Population of Dwellers: 0
Threats to the Island:
Growing traffic of ships, oil tankers, trawlers, etc. moving inside the Gulf and the activities of the nearby port i.e. Okha.
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