Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves

This ecoregion is in several disjunct patches that line the shorelines of the Indus River Delta and the Gulfs of Kutch and Khambhat. Characterised by climatic extremes, from near-freezing temperatures in the winter to a sweltering 50°C during the summer. The July to September monsoon brings 100 to 500 mm of rainfall. With hot and dry conditions, high evaporation rates, and rivers that flow through evaporating mudflats, the mangrove sloughs are exceptionally saline. The mangrove community is dominated by Avicennia marina, the grey or white mangrove. Other associated species are species of Rhizophora and Acanthus, usually found closer to feeder creeks where the water is less saline.

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