No. of Animals recorded/estimated (List):
A total of 9 species of hard corals were recorded. 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, 15 species of sponges, 1 species of hydrozoans, 3 species of sea anemones, 1 species of jelly fish, 1 species of zoantharians, 1 species of flatworms, 2 species of tube worms, 1 species of shrimp, 13 species of crabs, 3 species of prawns, 4 species of barnacles, 59 species of gastropods, 25 species of bivalve, 1 species of cephalopods and 1 species of echinoderms were recorded. 4 species of reptiles. 2 variety of sea turtle abundant here. 16 species of avifauna also recorded here.
No. of Plants/macroalgae recorded/estimated (List):
Mangrove and associated species of Avicennia sp., Ceriops sp., Rhizophora sp., Aegiceros sp., Salvadora sp., Suaeda sp. Avicennia sp., Ceriops sp., Rhizophora and Salvadora sp. 13 green algae, 13 red and 21 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.
Area: 2000 ha
Population of Dwellers: 0
Threats to the Island:
Sedimentation and fishermen community
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