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Report for Zostera capensis Setch.

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Family Zosteraceae
Genus Zostera
Species capensis
Author Setch.
Infraspecific
Infraspecfic Author
Pictures
Plant type
  • hydrohalophyte
Life form
  • Seagrass
  • Aquatic
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
SW Adams, J. B. and G. C. Bate (1994) The ecological implications of tolerance to salinity by Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande and Zostera- capensis Setchell
Germination YesAdams, J. B. and G. C. Bate (1994) The ecological implications of tolerance to salinity by Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande and Zostera- capensis Setchell
Salt glands and bladders unknownBarnabas, A. D., Butler, V., & Steinke, T. D. (1980) Zostera capensis Setchell II. Fine structure of the cavities in the wall of leaf blade epidermal cellsBarnabas, A. D., Butler, V., & Steinke, T. D. (1977) Zostera capensis Setchell.: I. Observations on the Fine Structure of the Leaf Epidermis.
Photosynthesis Pathway C4Iyer, V. and A. D. Barnabas (1993) Effects of Varying Salinity on Leaves of Zostera capensis Setchell .1. Ultrastructural ChangesMcMillan, C., P. L. Parker and B. Fry (1980) 13C/12C ratios in seagrassesPaterson, AW; Whitfield, AK (1997) A stable carbon isotope study of the food-web in a freshwater-deprived South African estuary, with particular emphasis on the ichthyofauna
Molecular data
  • DNAFagg, C; Phair, NL; Claassens, L; Barnes, RSK; von der Heyden, S (2021) Strengthening the DNA barcode reference library for South African estuarine macrofaunaPhair, N. L., Toonen, R. J., Knapp, I. S. S., & von der Heyden, S. (2020) Anthropogenic pressures negatively impact genomic diversity of the vulnerable seagrass Zostera capensis
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status unknown
Bioremediation unknown
antioxidants
Secondary Metabolites
Compatible Solutes
  • ProlineAdams, J. B. and G. C. Bate (1994) The ecological implications of tolerance to salinity by Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande and Zostera- capensis Setchell
Habitat
  • A2.61 Seagrass beds on littoral sediments
Economic use
Distribution
Distribution map provided by GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Distribution (text)
  • Africa - south and eastAdams, J. B. (2016)  Distribution and status of Zostera capensis in South African estuaries - A reviewTALBOT, MMB; BATE, GC (1987) THE DISTRIBUTION AND BIOMASS OF THE SEAGRASS ZOSTERA-CAPENSIS IN A WARM-TEMPERATE ESTUARYWHITFIELD, AK; BECKLEY, LE; BENNETT, BA; BRANCH, GM; KOK, HM; POTTER, IC; VANDERELST, RP (1989) COMPOSITION, SPECIES RICHNESS AND SIMILARITY OF ICHTHYOFAUNAS IN EELGRASS ZOSTERA-CAPENSIS BEDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • lower Knysna Estuary, South AfricaPollard, M.; Whitfield, A. K.; Hodgson, A. N. (2018) Possible influences of a macroalgal bloom in eelgrass beds on fish assemblages in the lower Knysna Estuary, South Africa
Previously was:
  • Africa - south and eastAdams, J. B. (2016)  Distribution and status of Zostera capensis in South African estuaries - A reviewTALBOT, MMB; BATE, GC (1987) THE DISTRIBUTION AND BIOMASS OF THE SEAGRASS ZOSTERA-CAPENSIS IN A WARM-TEMPERATE ESTUARYWHITFIELD, AK; BECKLEY, LE; BENNETT, BA; BRANCH, GM; KOK, HM; POTTER, IC; VANDERELST, RP (1989) COMPOSITION, SPECIES RICHNESS AND SIMILARITY OF ICHTHYOFAUNAS IN EELGRASS ZOSTERA-CAPENSIS BEDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • Miscellaneous notes Also called eelgrassPollard, M.; Whitfield, A. K.; Hodgson, A. N. (2018) Possible influences of a macroalgal bloom in eelgrass beds on fish assemblages in the lower Knysna Estuary, South Africa
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