Mangrove animals

125 species

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water. The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species. Mangroves occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The total mangrove forest area of the world in 2000 was 137,800 square kilometres (53,200 sq mi), spanning 118 countries and territories. Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees, also called halophytes, and are adapted to life in harsh coastal conditions. They contain a complex salt filtration system and complex root system to cope with salt water immersion and wave action. They are adapted to the low oxygen (anoxic) conditions of waterlogged mud.

Indian Flying Fox
Pteropus giganteus
Long-Tailed Macaque
Macaca fascicularis
Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea
Common Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis
Finless Porpoise
Neophocaena phocaenoides
Asian Water Monitor
Varanus salvator
Yellow-Crowned Amazon
Amazona ochrocephala
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Clouded Leopard
Neofelis nebulosa
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Black Flying Fox
Pteropus alecto
Smooth-Coated Otter
Lutrogale perspicillata
Myocastor coypus
Yellow-Headed Amazon
Amazona oratrix
Daubentonia madagascariensis
Giant Otter
Pteronura brasiliensis
Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Small Indian Civet
Viverricula indica
Pygmy Hippo
Choeropsis liberiensis
Common Hippo
Hippopotamus amphibius
Southern Cassowary
Casuarius casuarius
Malachite Kingfisher
Corythornis cristatus
Grey-Headed Flying Fox
Pteropus poliocephalus
Iriomote Cat
Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis
Large Flying Fox
Pteropus vampyrus
Great Horned Owl
Bubo virginianus
Giant Kingfisher
Megaceryle maxima
Orange-Winged Amazon
Amazona amazonica
Green Heron
Butorides virescens
Little Red Flying Fox
Pteropus scapulatus
Geoffroy's Spider Monkey
Ateles geoffroyi
Anhinga anhinga
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus
Florida Softshell Turtle
Apalone ferox
Green Iguana
Iguana iguana
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah
Black-Crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
White-Winged Duck
Asarcornis scutulata
Collared Kingfisher
Todiramphus chloris
White-Faced Heron
Egretta novaehollandiae