Sundarbans mangroves

WWF Abstract

The world's largest mangrove ecosystem is a tangle of branches and aerial roots, but look carefully and you'll find many surprises. Mudskippers, a kind of fish, can leave the water and climb trees! Hermit crabs scavenge in the roots, surrounded by tiny fish and shrimp that use this habitat as a crucial nursery area. Water monitor lizards and crocodiles bask on the banks, while sharks hunt in the water. And if you're really lucky, you may glimpse the magnificent Bengali tiger swimming from island to island, searching for its prey.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Mangroves
Countries:Bangladesh, India
Area:5,055,998 acres (2,046,090 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Sunderban National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER