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Halodule uninervis (Narrowleaf seagrass)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales > Family: Cymodoceaceae > Genus: Halodule

A marine herb, growing on sandy substrates to a depth of about 30 m. Distributed along the east coast of Africa from Egypt to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Also Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Arabia to the Philippines, Australia and New Caledonia. A favourite food of the Dugong.