Category of Organisms Seagrasses
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum/Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Order Potamogetonales
Family Cymodoceaceae
Genus Halodule
Species pinifolia
Binomial Name
Halodule pinifolia
Author (Miki) den Hartog
Common Name  
Local Name  
Size Range
Short leaved = (mean length range 49.70-57.43 mm, length
                       range 40-80mm)
Long leaved = (mean length range 83.91-102.52 mm, length
                       range 60-166 mm)
Environment/Habitat
Inhabits the areas from the lower intertidal to the upper subtidal zone with sandy and muddy bottoms in sheltered bays and coral reefs. It has also been found in mangrove swamps. Commonly found in soft mud together with Halophila ovalis and on compact mud together with Cymodocea rotundata (den Hartog 1970). [1]
Importance/Value
 
Resilience
 
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park Yes
Found in Malaysia Yes
Distribution
* Negeri Sembilan (Port Dickson), Terengganu (Pulau Redang, Kuala Setiu), Sabah (Pulau Sipadan). [1]
* Teluk Kemang, Tanjung Adang-Merambong, P.Tengah,Telaga Simpul, Paka, Merchang, P. Redang, P.Perhentian, Gong Batu (Setiu), Pengkalan Nangka, Pulau Gaya, Sepangar Bay, P. Selingan, P. Bakungan Kecil, Punang-Sari [2]
Morphology/Character
 
Biology
 
Miscellaneaous
 
Status in IUCN Red List Unknown
Status in CITES Species Database Unknown
Researcher(s)  
Reference(s)
[1]. Phang, S.M. (2000). Seagrasses of Malaysia. Botanical   Monographs No. 2. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya
[2]. Japar Sidik & Muta Harah. 2009. Seagrasses-Diversity, Values and Why Are They Declining?. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak.
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Collection Record
 
Halodule pinifolia taken from Seagrasses of Malaysia