Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Turtle grass Thalassia testudinum

Classification

Thalassia [genus] (1)
testudinum [species]

Classification

Thalassia [genus] (1)
testudinum [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Native to southern America and northern America.

    Publications

    • Boldingh, I. 1913. Flora voor de Nederlansch West-Indische eilanden. 450. J.H. de Bussy, Amsterdam - Derde Uitgave van het Van Eedenfonds.
    • Hoek, C. van den, Colijn, F., Cortel-Breeman, A.M., Wanders, J.B.W. 1972. Algal vegetation-types along the shores of inner bays and lagoons of Curaçao, and of the Lagoon Lac (Bonaire), Netherlands Antilles. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van wetenschappen, afd. Natuurkunde 61(2): 1-72.
    • Howard, R.A. 1979. Monocotyledoneae. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 3: 586. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Kuenen, M.M.C.E. 1995. A quantitative study of the seagrass and algal meadows of the Spaanse Water, Curaçao, the Netherlands Antilles. Aquatic Botany 51: 291-310.
    • Loos, L.M. van der, Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. 2016. Macro algae of Statia. In: Marine biodiversity survey of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, 2015. 17-22. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, and ANEMOON Foundation, Bennebroek.
    • Proosdij, A.S.J. van 2012. Arnoldo's Zakflora: Wat in het wild groeit en bloeit op Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. 318 pp.. Walburg Pers, Zutphen.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]