Halodule beaudettei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Najadales Cymodoceaceae

Scientific Name: Halodule beaudettei
Species Authority: (Hartog) Hartog
Common Name(s):
English Shoal Grass, Species code: Hy
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of this species is questionable and it is listed as a synonym of H. wrightii (Hammel et al. 2003). Its taxonomic status is based on leaf-tip morphology which is highly variable (Larkum et al. 2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-03-21
Assessor(s): Short, F.T., Carruthers, T.J.R., van Tussenbroek, B. & Zieman, J.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S., Harwell, H. & Carpenter, K.E.
There is little information on the population status of Halodule beaudettei. Major threats to the species are unknown, although there is some localized coastal development. This species is listed as Data Deficient. Research on the distribution, taxonomy and population status are recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Halodule beaudettei is found in the Caribbean in Yucatan (Mexico), Belize and Barbados. Halodule beaudettei is also reported in the Indian Ocean from the northeast coast of Madagascar (Eiseman 1980).
Countries occurrence:
Barbados; Belize; Madagascar; Mexico (Yucatán)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central; Indian Ocean – western
Lower depth limit (metres): 15
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of Halodule beaudettei is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Halodule beaudettei is found on a wide variety of substrata, from silty mud to coarse sand with varying amounts of mud (Phillips 1960).

Systems: Marine
Generation Length (years): 2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species occur from coastal development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known specific conservation measures for this species. Research on the distribution, taxonomy and population status are recommended.

Citation: Short, F.T., Carruthers, T.J.R., van Tussenbroek, B. & Zieman, J. 2010. Halodule beaudettei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T173329A6992218. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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