East African Mangroves:

 

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A field guide to Kenyan mangroves
crabs et al

trees

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Below is a listing of species (flora and fauna) from East African mangroves with links to individual pages and our new illustrated finder feature.

You can also read a short introduction to mangrove flora and fauna with a focus on mangrove crabs, or view my list of mangrove literature and selected mangrove books.

Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that usually grow in the intertidal zone throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. They are most often located along sheltered shores and can penetrate deep into the estuaries of rivers. Mangroves trees have a very plastic form; the same species can grow as a short stunted bush in unfavorable conditions or as a full sized tree reaching heights of 40 meters, forming dense forests several kilometers thick under favorable conditions. The animals living in mangroves are diverse and include crabs, bivalves, birds, snails, insects, reptiles and many others. Many of which you'll find on this website!... (read more). Also see a list of our mangrove publications.


Find what you are looking for using the image below - click to find trees and animals

Landward side
Landward TreesMid-forest treesSeaside treesLandward animalsMid-forest animalsSeaside animals
Seaward side

Click on the trees above to see the trees associated with that zone and click on the ground to see the animals that live in that zone

East African mangrove crabs:

Geocarcinidae

Cardisoma carnifex

Grapsidae

Grapsus fourmanoiri,

Metopograpsus thukuhar, Metopograpsus oceanicus, Metopograpsus messor

Ocypodidae [M.S. Rosenberg has a comprehensive site on Uca species]

Uca annulipes, Uca inversa, Uca chlorophthalmus, Uca tetragonon, Uca urvillei, Uca vocans,

Ocypode ryderi, Ocypode ceratophthalmus,

Dotilla fenestrata,

Macrophthalmus spp.

Portunidae

Scylla serrata, Thalamtia crenata

Sesarmidae

Neosarmatium smithi, Neosarmatium meinerti (now Neosarmatium africanum)

Parasesarma leptosoma

Sarmatium crassum

Chiromantes eulimene, Chiromantes ortmanni

Perisesarma guttatum, Perisesarma samawati sp. nov.: the new East African Perisesarma species.

Sesarmoides longipes

Selatium elongatum, Selatium brocki

Sesarma (Clistocoeloma) villosum

Sesarma impressum

Varunidae

Helice leachi

Xanthidae

Epixanthus dentatus, Eurycarcinus natalensis, Ozius guttatus

Calappidea

Matuta lunaris

Porcellanidae

Petrolisthes lamarckii

East African mangrove shrimp:

Hippolytidae

Merguia oligodon

East African mangrove mollusks:

Gastropods

Terebralia palustris, Cerithidea decollata, Littoraria spp.

Bivalves

Saccostrea cucullata, Isognomon ephippium

Pulminate

Peronia spp.

East African mangrove Insects:

Saturniidae moth (Emporor Moth) species ???

Lepidotera species

Bees

Ants

Birds:

Misc

Fish:

Periophthalmus sobrinus (mudskipper)

East African mangrove trees:

Rhizophoraceae

Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops tagal, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Avicenniaceae

Avicennia marina

Meliaceae

Xylocarpus granatum, Xylocarpus moluccensis

Sterculaceae

Heritiera littoralis

Combreatceae

Lumnitzera racemosa

Sonneratiaceae

Sonneratia alba

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