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Rhizophora mangle (Red Mangrove) is a species of tree in the family Rhizophoraceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to U.S. Virgin Islands, the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain (AGCP), Florida, the Hawaiian Islands, Middle America, Benin, Ghana, Polynesia, French Polynesia, Guinea, Colombia, Greater Antilles, Brazil, Suriname, Liberia, Angola, Guyana, Senegal, Bermuda, Peru, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Lesser Antilles, Belize, Micronesia, Guinea-Bissau, Venezuela, The Gambia, United States, Ecuador, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Panama, Sergipe, Mata Atlântica, Alagoas, Pará, Amapá, Maranhao, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, Paraná, São Paulo, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Amazônia, and Paraíba. Red Mangrove has simple, broad leaves. Red Mangrove form mangroves. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 17 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
  • Definition: A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
  • Comment: Preliminary definition. Depending on whether mangrove trees or shrubs are present, this class could be a child of shrubland biome or woodland biome. Consider creating the appropriate classes.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of red mangrove. View this species on GBIF