Centro De Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste: Mangroves
Conservation of arid mangrove ecosystems in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Amazing facts about mangrove trees:
Mangroves support a multitude of species

Mangroves are one of the three most productive ecosystems on global scale together with rainforests and coral reefs. How many species do the mangrove support?

Crab.

Actually, nobody knows. Studies have shown that different mangroves are home to 50-150 fish species, to most shellfish in the tropics, and to unknown numbers of crabs and other marine creatures. Most of the microorganisms living in the mangrove ecosystem (that by weight are over 80% of the living organisms there) are unknown to science. Hundreds of microbial species have been discovered and they are only the tip of the iceberg.
 


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Version: February 2005