One of the best islands characterized by its beauty is Maldives island, as it includes some oceans surround it, and it is called diverse wildlife in the nation. It is the wildlife of sea life such as different species of fishes, turtles, sharks, dolphins, etc. many species are diverse with corals. The water in the Maldives is abundant in rare species.
We are talking about Maldives’ ecology, as it is in highly endangered because habitats of some species have been destroyed during the development. Some of the land and affects the growth of life forms.
So here I am discussing some land-based wildlife of the Maldives, which is distributed all around atolls.
The Maldives consists of mainly 100 species of birds, in which mainly it consist of seabirds. Some of the species are sandpipers, godwits, stints, gulls, pigeons, sparrows, etc. some of them are associated with the Indian subcontinents.
The Maldives also consists of few mammals such as cats and rats, which is introduced by humans. Dogs are strictly prohibited in the Maldives. The ocean surrounds several species of whales and dolphins.
The Maldives also consist of a reptiles species, such as sea turtles, lizards, snakes, frog, etc. it is also in the endangered species. Some of them are garden lizards, also known as a bloodsucker, snake skink, lysosomal albopunctata, wolf snake, also named lycodon aulicus, the blind snake, also called as ramphotyphlops braminus, short-headed frog known as sphaerotheca rolandae, bigger toad named as bufo melanostictus.
We are now talking about marine wildlife such as fish, arthropods, echinoderms, etc.
There are more than 2000 species of fish in the Maldives around the world. It is also included as various rays such as fantastic rays, manta rays, whip rays, triggerfish, grouper, batfish and butterflyfish, clownfish, angelfish, long nose hawkfish, oriental sweetlips, green seaturtle size, parrotfish, bluestrpe snapper, spotfin lionfish, and many more. Some of the fishes species are milkfish, also named Chanos Chanos, tilapia, saltwater crocodiles.
The Maldives consists of 14 species of sharks such as white-tip reef, blacktip reef, silvertip, great hammerhead shark, short fin mako, tawny nurse.
The Maldives also includes marine-based arthropods, consisting of different species of crabs, shrimp and prawns, and many others. There are many species such as lobsters, fiddler crabs, ghost crabs, harmit crabs, some common reef octopuses, squid, and clams
Plants in the Maldives
The Maldives also consists of various plants; there are three plants in the Maldives, namely foreshore, beach crest, and inner island habitats. Here are some names of plants in the Maldives: ipomoea spp, Scaevola taccada, tournefortia argentea, and guettarda speciosa. And some of the coconut plantations are morinda citrifolia, Hibiscus tiliaceus, premna serrratifolia.
These are some wildlife of Maldives island and discussed their species, which is the nation of the wildlife. The Maldives also includes some beautiful flowers such as bougainvillea, frangipanis, and pinkrose; it is the Maldives’ national flower, which is also known as rosa polyantha.