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Wigeon grass Ruppia maritima

Classification

Ruppiaceae [family]
Ruppia [genus] (1)
maritima [species]

Classification

Ruppiaceae [family]
Ruppia [genus] (1)
maritima [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Distribution description Native to Pacific, Southern America, Asia-Tropical, Asia-Temperate, Africa, Northern America, Australasia and Europe.
    Notes on presence status Marine species are considered ubiquitous around the Dutch Caribbean by Macrae et al (2021), but this species has not been recorded yet on Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

    Publications

    • Boldingh, I. 1913. Flora voor de Nederlandsch West-Indische eilanden. 450. J.H. de Bussy, Amsterdam - Derde Uitgave van het Van Eedenfonds.
    • Debrot, A.O., Freitas, J.A. de 1999. Avifaunal and botanical survey of the Jan Thiel Lagoon Conservation Area, Curaçao. 28. Carmabi Foundation.
    • 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.
    • MacRae, D.M. & De Meyer, K. 2020. Dutch Caribbean conservation species list. Using management effectiveness to strengthen species conservation in the Caribbean.
    • 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.
    • Vroman, M. & H. Stegenga 1988. An annotated checklist of the marine algae of the Caribbean islands Aruba and Bonaire. Nova Hedwigia 46: 433-480.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]