No. of Animals recorded/estimated (List):
As the island does not have reef attached to it, the corals and associated fauna were restricted to only a few forms of rocky and sandy habitats. Even the inter tidal exposure at the island limited to few meters. There were no corals on the island as the reef is absent. Among the marine invertebrates which prefer muddy habitat were recorded here are, 7 species of crabs, 3 species of barnacles, 16 species of gastropods and 4 species of bivalve. Altogether, they contribute 30 species of marine invertebrates.
No. of Plants/macroalgae recorded/estimated (List):
Ashaba island is situated in the western side of Poshitra village. The island has prominent rocky crevices at the edges and flat on the top. There is no reef area as in case of other islands near Poshitra. Entire central part of the island is muramy and covered with scrub vegetation.
Population of Dwellers: 0
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