Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Chapter 3. SITE DESCRIPTION

Flora

Brief description of the main plant assemblages significant or particular in the area:


Rizophora mangle is the dominant species found in the area along with Avicenia germinans and Laguncularia racemosa. The marine fauna is dominated by large expanses of the sea grass Thalassia testidinum.

List of plant species within the site that are in SPAW Annex I

List of species in SPAW annex I Estimate of population size Comments if any

List of plant species within the site that are in SPAW Annex III

List of species in SPAW annex III Estimate of population size Comments if any
Compositae : Laguncularia racemosa not given
Hydrocharitaceae: Thalassia testudinum not given

List of plant species within the site that are in the IUCN Red List. UICN red list : http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/search You will specify the IUCN Status (CR:critically endangered; EN:endangered; VU:vulnerable).

List of species in IUCN red list that are present in your site IUCN Status Estimate of population size Comments if any
Laguncularia : racemosa Unknown not given White Mangrove
Thalassia : Testidinum Unknown not given Sea Grass

List of plant species within the site that are in the national list of protected species

List of species in the national list of protected species that are present in your site Estimate of population size Comments if any

Fauna

Brief descript° of the main fauna populations and/or those of particular importance present (resident or migratory) in the area:


The main fauna population in the marine reserve marine including fish, Cnidarians and other invertibrates. Commercially valuable species include various species of fin fish, spiny lobster and queen conch. Also found at the marine reserve are the endangered manatee and marine turtle including the hawksbill, logger head and green turtles.

List of animal species within the site that are in SPAW Annex II

List of species in SPAW annex II Estimate of population size Comments if any
Reptiles: Crocodylus acutus not given American crocodile
Reptiles: Caretta caretta not given Loggerhead
Reptiles: Chelonia mydas not given Green Turtle
Reptiles: Eretmochelys imbricata not given Hawksbill Turtle
Mammals: Trichechus manatus not given

List of animal species within the site that are in SPAW Annex III

List of species in SPAW annex III Estimate of population size Comments if any
Hydrozoa: Milleporidae not given
Hydrozoa: Stylasteridae not given
Anthozoa : Antipatharia not given
Anthozoa : Gorgonacea not given
Anthozoa : Scleractinia not given

List of animal species within the site that are in the IUCN Red List. IUCN Red List : http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/search You will specify the IUCN Status (CR:critically endangered; EN:endangered; VU:vulnerable).

List of species in IUCN red list that are present in your site IUCN Status Estimate of population size Comments if any
Trichechus : manatus VU - Vulnerable not given West indian manatee
Eretmochelys : imbricata CR - Critically endangered not given Hawksbill turtle
Caretta : caretta EN - Endangered not given Loggerhead
Chelonia : mydas EN - Endangered not given Green Turtle

List of animal species within the site that are in the national list of protected species

List of species in the national list of protected species that are present in your site Estimate of population size Comments if any