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NameCoppejans, E., T. Beeckman & De Wit (1992). The seagrass and associated Vegetation of Gazi Bay (Kenya).
Type Publication
AbstractThe seagrasses and macroalgal vegetation of Gazi Bay ( at approximately 50 km south of Mombasa) have been studied by means of 88 releves along 7 transects. Correlation between the distribution of the seagrasses and some abiotic factors (particle size fractions, chemical composition of the substrate) is not well marked. Nevertheless a general zonation and succesion of seagrasses could be established: 1, a transition zone between the mangal and the seagrass beds is covered by Boodleopsis pusilla; 2, the pioneer association Halophila ovalis+Halodule wrightii forms low sandy bumps at the upper limit of the seagrass beds, but also occurs in the whole midlittoral sandlayers have recently been accumulated; 3, the climax vegetation of the intertidal zone seems to be Thalassia hemprichii which sometimes is associated with Cymodocea rotundata and C. serrulata, certainly in deeper ppols and close to low water mark; Halimedia opuntia, Gracilaria salicornia are also frequent in this vegetation type; 4, from low water at neap tide downwards patches of monospecific Enthalus acoroides vegetation can also occur. 5, from mean low water down approximately-1 m mixed meadows of Thalassia, C. serrulata, C. rotundata and Halodule uninervis are well developed, the seaweeds Halimedia macroloba and Avrainvillea obscura are also typical for this zone; locally patches of Syringodium isoetifolium grow on small bumps and Halophila stipulacea grows as a pioneer on bare sand; 6, from- 1m downwards the whole lagoon is covered by homogeneous, monospecific Thalassodendron ciliatum meadows, locally replaced by E. acoroides .
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Kenya for Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen, 1910
Kenya for Amphiroa fragilissima (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux, 1816
Kenya for Amphiroa rigida J.V.Lamouroux, 1816
Kenya for Avrainvillea obscura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1887
Kenya for Boodleopsis pusilla (F.S.Collins) W.R.Taylor, A.B.Joly & Bernatowicz, 1953
Kenya for Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux, 1809
Kenya for Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.A.Howe, 1905
Kenya for Ceramium strictum (Kützing) Rabenhorst, 1847
Kenya for Chaetomorpha crassa (C.Agardh) Kützing, 1845
Kenya for Cladophora patentiramea (Montagne) Kützing, 1849
Kenya for Cymodocea serrulata (R.Brown) Ascherson & Magnus
Kenya for Enhalus acoroides (Linnaeus f.) Royle, 1839
Kenya for Enteromorpha clathrata (Roth) Greville, 1830
Kenya for Enteromorpha flexuosa (Wulfen) J.Agardh, 1883
Kenya for Enteromorpha kylinii Bliding, 1948
Kenya for Enteromorpha ramulosa (Smith) Carmichael, 1833
Kenya for Gracilaria corticata (J.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1852
Kenya for Gracilaria salicornia (C.Agardh) E.Y.Dawson, 1954
Kenya for Gracilaria verrucosa (Hudson) Papenfuss, 1950
Kenya for Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux, 1816
Kenya for Halodule uninervis (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1882
Kenya for Halodule wrightii Ascherson, 1868
Kenya for Halophila minor (Zollinger) den Hartog, 1957
Kenya for Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) J.D.Hooker, 1858
Kenya for Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867
Kenya for Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh, 1851
Kenya for Hypnea hamulosa (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux, 1813
Kenya for Hypnea nidifica J.Agardh, 1852
Kenya for Hypnea valentiae (Turner) Montagne, 1841
Kenya for Laurencia papillosa (C.Agardh) Greville, 1830
Kenya for Nereodictyon imitans Gerloff, 1960
Kenya for Padina boryana Thivy, 1966
Kenya for Rosenvingea orientalis (J.Agardh) Børgesen, 1914
Kenya for Sphacelaria rigidula Kützing, 1843
Kenya for Sphacelaria tribuloides Meneghini, 1840
Kenya for Syringodium isoetifolium (Ascherson) Dandy, 1939
Kenya for Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg) Ascherson, 1871
Kenya for Thalassodendron ciliatum (Forsskål) den Hartog, 1970
Kenya for Udotea orientalis A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp, 1911
Kenya for Ulva lactuca Linnaeus, 1753
Kenya for Ulva reticulata Forsskål, 1775
Kenya for Zostera (Zosterella) capensis Setchell
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