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Thalassia testudinum (turtle grass) (South Pigeon Creek estuary, San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 4 | by James St. John
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Thalassia testudinum (turtle grass) (South Pigeon Creek estuary, San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 4

Thalassia testudinum König, 1805 - turtle grass.

 

Seagrasses are fully marine angiosperms (flowering plants). Seagrass beds only occur in the shallow water photic zone.

 

Classification: Plantae, Angiospermophyta, Najadales, Hydrocharitaceae

 

Locality: South Pigeon Creek estuary, southeastern San Salvador Island, eastern Bahamas

 

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Taken on June 20, 2010