Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 42 Issue 1&2

Structure and species distribution of mangrove forest at Uran

S. G. Yaragi, K. N. Babu and S. S. Yeragi.

The present investigation was conducted in the mangrove mudflats of Raigad district in Uran creek (lat.20029'N, long. 77032'E). The mangrove of Uran creek is well-developed, much more productive and forms the base of the food chain. No other plant community in the world has perhaps attracted more scientific attention than the mangroves. They grow on a highly stressed habitat due to high amount of dissolved salts in its substratum and water which periodically covers the soil surface.

Date : 30-12-2000