7739 thumb Mlalazi Estuarine Floodplain

The site is located 30 km south of Richards Bay on the East Coast of South Africa.
This is a guide to the biota of the Mlalazi floodplain - a study site for the University of Zululand.
The floodplain extends from the sea to the limits of tidal influence (about 15 km) with a maximum ...more ↓

Small
Mangrove Kingfisher 1
Halcyon senegaloides
Small
Woolly-necked Stork 2
Ciconia episcopus
Small
Three-banded Plover 3
Charadrius tricollaris
Small
Palm-nut Vulture 4
Gypohierax angolensis
Small
African Clawless Otter 5
Aonyx capensis
Small
Marsh Mongoose 6
Atilax paludinosus
Small
Mangrove whelk 7
Cerithidea decollata
Small
Mud Crab 8
Scylla serrata
Small
Calling Fiddler Crab 15
Gelasimus vocans
Small
Mangrove Fern 7
Acrostichum aureum
Small
Spiny Splinter-bean 7
Adenopodia spicata
Small
Cat-thorn 16
Scutia myrtina
Small
Hippopotamus fig 7
Ficus trichopoda
Small
Pigeonwood 19
Trema orientalis
Small
Freshwater Mangrove 20
Barringtonia racemosa
Small
White Milkwood 16
Sideroxylon inerme
Small
balloonplant 7
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Small
Quinine Tree 7
Rauvolfia caffra
Small
Swamp frangipani 16
Voacanga thouarsii
Small
black-jack 22
Bidens pilosa
Small
Brazilian pepper tree 23
Schinus terebinthifolius
Small
Sand olive 16
Dodonaea viscosa
Small
Casuarina 24
Casuarina equisetifolia
Small
White Mangrove 25
Avicennia marina
Small
Brazilian Nightshade 26
Solanum seaforthianum
Small
Mile-a-minute vine 27
Ipomoea cairica
Small
Goat's Foot Convolvulus 28
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Small
sea hibiscus 29
Hibiscus tiliaceus
Small
Passerina 7
Passerina rigida
Small
Stinking passionflower 30
Passiflora foetida
Small
Black mangrove 7
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Small
Red mangrove 7
Rhizophora mucronata
Small
Estuary-margin grass 36
Leptochloa fusca
Small
seashore paspalum 7
Paspalum vaginatum
Small
common reed 37
Phragmites australis
Small
Spear grass (Imperata) 39
Imperata cylindrica
Small
Sugarcane 40
Saccharum officinarum
Small
Buffalo grass 41
Stenotaphrum secundatum
Small
Bulrush 42
Typha capensis
Small
iNcema (Juncus) 43
Juncus kraussii
Small
Three-ribbed arrow-grass 44
Triglochin striata
Small
Ruppia 7
Ruppia maritima
Small
Reclining Date Palm 45
Phoenix reclinata
Small
Raphia palm 46
Raphia australis

Edited by Ricky Taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

Photo Credits

  • 1. (c) Graeme White, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 2. (c) Lip Kee, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  • 3. (c) Arno Meintjes, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 4. (c) vikram.mavalankar, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 5. (c) i_c_riddell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by i_c_riddell
  • 6. (c) kibuyu, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 7. (c) Ricky Taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 8. (c) Loxley Fedec, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 9. (c) Bird Explorers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 10. (c) qgrobler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 11. (c) Andrew Deacon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 12. (c) gerberannette, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 13. (c) seasav, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
  • 14. (c) bartolomeo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
  • 15. (c) Carol McDougall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 16. (c) magdastlucia, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 17. (c) Andrew Hankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  • 18. (c) janet_taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 19. (c) Kate Braun, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 20. (c) CheongWeei Gan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 21. (c) Anthony, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
  • 22. (c) harum.koh, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by harum.koh
  • 23. (c) Joe MDO, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 24. (c) Dinesh Valke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
  • 25. (c) jacqui-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 26. (c) James Steamer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 27. (c) Jed Aplaca, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 28. (c) Benjamin Walton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 29. (c) murielbendel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Muriel Bendel
  • 30. (c) Lisa Bennett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 31. (c) Scamperdale, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 32. (c) pietermier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 33. (c) ONG OeBenin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 34. (c) JAH, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 35. (c) IRRI Images, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 36. (c) Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 37. (c) Ryan Hodnett, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  • 38. (c) Brian du Preez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 39. (c) fawnee014, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by fawnee014
  • 40. (c) Forest and Kim Starr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
  • 41. (c) Alysa Joaquin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 42. (c) riana60, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 43. (c) loritruck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Lorraine
  • 44. (c) Mike Lusk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 45. (c) Craig Peter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 46. (c) Ton Rulkens, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

Is this inappropriate, spam, or offensive? Add a Flag