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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, 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. It has simple, broad leaves. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 17 m.

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EOL has data for 29 attributes, including:

  • geographic distribution includes
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    Saloum River Estuary
  • habitat
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    mangrove
    • 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