Mosquitia-Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast mangroves

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Mosquitia-Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast mangroves
Ecology
Biome Mangroves
Geography
Area 4,400 km2 (1,700 sq mi)
Countries Nicaragua and Costa Rica
Conservation
Conservation status Relatively Stable/Intact[1]

The Mosquitia-Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast mangroves ecoregion, in the Mangrove biome, are along the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica as well as off shore islands such as the Corn Islands.

Description[edit]

The Mosquitia-Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast mangroves community includes a diverse number of mangrove species red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus), and another species of red mangrove (Rhizophora harrisonii) as well as the occasional rare occurrences of piñuelo mangrove (Pelliciera rhizophorae).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mosquitia-Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast mangroves". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2013-09-24.