A coastal marine swamp in a tropical or subtropical area where the dominant vegetation is mangrove trees.
a semi-aquatic forest common to muddy tropical coastlines with fluctuating tides
(245X) - Coasts with tree vegetation of subtropical/tropical origin located on muddy, peaty substrates. Occur in coastal regions with low wave energies that are located in tropical and subtropical climates (occupies same ecological niche as salt marsh in temperate zones).
Woody plant community occurring along low wave-energy coastal shorelines. Mangrove swamps are dominated by three species: black, red and white mangroves. Red mangroves typically occupy the waterward fringe with black mangroves further inland but usually covered by water at high tide, and white mangroves landward of the black mangroves. Buttonwood trees are often found in this community just above the reach of salt water. Herbaceous plants commonly found among the mangroves include a number of coastal marsh species.
A dense jungle of mangrove trees which have the special adaptation of extending from their branches long arching roots which act as anchors and form an almost impenetrable tangle. They occur in tropical and subtropical areas, particularly near the mouths of rivers.