- Cape Eelgrass
- Latin Name
- Zostera capensis
- Estuarine; binds the sediment, shelters small fish, and yields detrital food.
- Creeping roots. Leaves narrow, flat; tips rounded, faintly notched. Blades 10 - 30 cm, 1 mm wide.
- Related species
- Halodule uninervis (estuarine, St Lucia northwards) is similar, but its leaves have three-pointed tips. Three Cymodocea species (common in calm tropical waters), have strap-like leaves 10 - 15 mm wide.