ITME - Marine Habitats of Dominica Version 2008

Mangroves


Only two mangrove species have been found in Dominica so far. The white mangrove Laguncularia racemosa and the black mangrove Avicennia germinans. The white mangrove is found in the swampy areas east of the Cabrits, while the black mangrove is found along the lower supralittoral zone of Bout Sable near La Plaine. None of these form stands or forests as the suitable terrain and oceanographic parameters for such a development is absent in Dominica.

Locally, some of the trees lining the mouths of slow flowing rivers like the Indian River, or Hodges River, are called "mangroves", but these are in/near fresh water only like Pterocarpus officinalis (Fabaceae).

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White mangrove (left)                     Black mangrove shoots (right)
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