Posidonia oceanica

Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile

Common Names

شتناره (شِتناره)، سنتاره (سِتناره) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean coasts.

Distribution in Egypt

Mareotic Sector.


Usually forming an extensive massive turf on sand, in deep seawater, abundant on sandy beaches.

Life Expectancy



  • Zostera oceanica L. (synonym)
  • Posidonia caulini K. (synonym)


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