protected marine species, maldives

Protected Marine Species

Marine species prohibited from killing, catching and collection or extraction in the Maldivian waters include:

Dolphins (since 15 May 1993)

Berried female lobsters and those less than 25cm in total length (since 15 May 1993)

Whales (since 15 May 1993)

Giant Clams (since 15 May 1993)

Triton Shells (since 15 May 1993)

Black Coral (since 01 January 1995)

Napoleon Wrasse (since 24 June 1995)

Whale Shark (since 24 June 1995)

Turtles ( since 24 June 1995)

Lobster   Triton
Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Ihi
Lobster
Leucaena Leucocephala
  Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Sangu
Triton
Terminalia Cattapa
  
Napoleon Wrasse
    Dolphin
Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Maahulhubu Landaa
Napoleon Wrasse
Cheilinus Undulatus
  Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Koamas
Dolphin
Premna Obtusifolia
  
Whale Shark
    Whale
 Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Fehurihi
Whale Shark
Hibiscus Tiliaceous
   Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Bodumas
Whale
Guettarda Speciosa
  Hawksbill and Green Turtle     Black Coral
Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Vela / Kahanbu
Hawksbill and Green Turtle
Morinda Citrifolia
  Local Name:
Common Name:
Scientific Name:
Endheri
Black Coral
Pandanus Odoratissimus

 

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