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Red Mangrove

Rhizophora mangle


Recognizable by their aerial prop roots, which arch above the water level. Red Mangrove thickets provide nesting and hunting habitat for a diverse array of organisms, including fish, birds, and crocodiles. Through stabilization of their surroundings, mangroves create a community for other plants and animals such as the mangrove crab.


They thrive on coastlines in brackish water and in swampy salt marshes. The ones in my spotting were seen on a salt river.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2013
Submitted on Feb 12, 2015

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