Indo-Pacific – Mangroves

It is an habitat in intertidal zones close to the mouth of rivers in tropical and subtropical areas. These marshy and brackish places form a dense mud where the mangrove grows. These plants have arched roots down from the trunk to the water´s edge. Mangroves are used as shelter for some animals.

They play an important role in the protection of the coast against the waves and strong winds. It is a breeding place for many fish species, molluscs, crustaceans and marine mammals. It has ecological and socioeconomic relevance. Mangroves are forestal systems highly exploited and deteriorated by human activities.

Animal Species

Atlantic mudskipper

Periophthalmus barbarus

Axil hogfish

Bodianus axillaris

Blue diesel wrasse

Labroides dimidiatus

Granulated sea star

Choriaster granulatus

Silver moony

Monodactylus argenteus

Spotbanded scat

Selenotoca mutifasciata

Vieja Guramí

Epibulus insidiator