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Maldives Biodiversity

Maldives Biodiversity

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Maldives Biodiversity
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Maldives Biodiversity is an important part of the natural environment of the island nation. The varied plants and animal life thriving in the ecosystems of the islands of Maldives make important units of the biodiversity of Maldives. The growth, development and existence of the various plant and animal species depend on certain factors. The climate of the islands of Maldives supports the growth of shrubs and palm trees. The other kinds of plants include grasses, flowering plants, tropical vines, etc. The temperature and humidity of Maldives is a deciding factor for the growth of tropical plants and trees. The soil layer of the larger islands are comparatively more fertile than that of the smaller islands. The porous nature of the soil is the chief reason of their inability to hold moisture. The less amount of water retained in the soil makes it less suitable to support the growth of plants. The indigenous animal life of the islands consists of small rodents, bats and reptiles forming another significant part of Maldives biodiversity. The insects and crabs also feature in the list of organic life forms on the islands. The marine life in the surrounding waters are part of the biodiversity as well. The biodiversity of Maldives is facing a serious threat because of the increasing population, a root cause of other problems like destruction of the natural habitat, the overuse of natural resources, etc. The government has formulated new policies to save Maldives biodiversity from being destructed.

Maldives Biodiversity

Lat: 3.20 Long: 73.22

Recent Spottings

Steephead parrotfish Marek Koszorek 4 1 Steephead parrotfish
Big nose unicornfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Big nose unicornfish
Peppered butterflyfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Peppered butterflyfish
Blue-faced Parrotfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Blue-faced Parrotfish
Indian triggerfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Indian triggerfish
Striated surgeonfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Striated surgeonfish
Threadfin butterflyfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Threadfin butterflyfish
Greyface moray Marek Koszorek 1 0 Greyface moray
Black-sided hawkfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Black-sided hawkfish
Orange-lined triggerfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Orange-lined triggerfish
Scribbled pipefish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Scribbled pipefish
Yellowhead Butterflyfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Yellowhead Butterflyfish
Yellow-edged moray Marek Koszorek 1 0 Yellow-edged moray
Yellow longnose butterflyfish Marek Koszorek 1 0 Yellow longnose butterflyfish
Smallspotted dart Marek Koszorek 1 0 Smallspotted dart
Bluestripe Snapper Marek Koszorek 2 0 Bluestripe Snapper
Reef shark Marek Koszorek 2 0 Reef shark
Indian Ocean pinstriped wrasse Marek Koszorek 2 0 Indian Ocean pinstriped wrasse
Orange-spotted Blenny Marek Koszorek 4 0 Orange-spotted Blenny
Cowtail stingray Marek Koszorek 1 0 Cowtail stingray
Orangefin emperor Marek Koszorek 1 0 Orangefin emperor
Desjardin's sailfin tang Marek Koszorek 1 0 Desjardin's sailfin tang
Short-nosed unicornfish Marek Koszorek 16 10 Short-nosed unicornfish
Sixbar Wrasse Marek Koszorek 6 0 Sixbar Wrasse
Powderblue surgeonfish Marek Koszorek 5 0 Powderblue surgeonfish
Maldive Anemonefish Marek Koszorek 3 0 Maldive Anemonefish
Spotting Marek Koszorek 2 0 Spotting
Clark's anemonefish Marek Koszorek 4 0 Clark's anemonefish
Yellow box fish Marek Koszorek 1 1 Yellow box fish
Whitetip Reef Shark Marek Koszorek 0 0 Whitetip Reef Shark
Lined Surgeonfish LolinBiendichoHueso 1 0 Lined Surgeonfish
Brown Skua ShafinAhmed 0 5 Brown Skua
Red Button Ginger ShafinAhmed 0 0 Red Button Ginger
Humbug Damsel MarinaCatPitufa 1 0 Humbug Damsel
Blacktip Reef Shark MarinaCatPitufa 6 3 Blacktip Reef Shark
Coconut Palm IbrahimAsad 1 0 Coconut Palm
House fly IbrahimAsad 1 0 House fly
Valentin Filefish LolinBiendichoHueso 1 0 Valentin Filefish
Meyer's Butterflyfish LolinBiendichoHueso 1 0 Meyer's Butterflyfish
Orange-spine Unicornfish LolinBiendichoHueso 2 0 Orange-spine Unicornfish
Promethean escolar IbrahimAsad 1 0 Promethean escolar
Grey Heron MarinaCatPitufa 17 5 Grey Heron
Ember Parrotfish LolinBiendichoHueso 2 0 Ember Parrotfish
Picasso Triggerfish MarinaCatPitufa 1 3 Picasso Triggerfish
Powder Blue Surgeonfish LolinBiendichoHueso 2 1 Powder Blue Surgeonfish
Pseudantia ignitius LolinBiendichoHueso 1 1 Pseudantia ignitius
Humpback Red Snapper LolinBiendichoHueso 1 1 Humpback Red Snapper
Varicose Phyllidia LolinBiendichoHueso 2 1 Varicose Phyllidia
Schooling Bannerfish LolinBiendichoHueso 3 1 Schooling Bannerfish
Tortuga Verde MarinaCatPitufa 16 4 Tortuga Verde

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