8154 thumb In the Mangroves of Mlalazi Estuary

This guide is still a 'work in progress' and is being developed to help the University of Zululand students with the identification of the plants and animals of the mangrove habitat in the Mlalazi Estuary in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The estuary has about 40 ha of mangroves. ...more ↓

Small
Nile Crocodile 1
Crocodylus niloticus
2674078412 6074d10ce6 m
Malachite Kingfisher 2
Corythornis cristatus
Small
Mangrove Kingfisher 3
Halcyon senegaloides
46966 260 190
Giant Kingfisher 4
Megaceryle maxima
8984986082 23a623cb38 m
Pied Kingfisher 5
Ceryle rudis
Small
African Finfoot 6
Podica senegalensis
Small
Common Sandpiper 7
Actitis hypoleucos
21890 260 190
Little Egret 8
Egretta garzetta
Small
Grey Heron 9
Ardea cinerea
6659591117 14a36cbf80 m
Goliath Heron 10
Ardea goliath
7811849474 76707d29b7 m
Osprey 12
Pandion haliaetus
Small
Palmnut vulture 13
Gypohierax angolensis
42775750875 6254e03d87 m
Reed cormorant 14
Microcarbo africanus
85064 260 190
White-breasted Cormorant 15
Phalacrocorax carbo lucidus
3694319035 b34fbf11a0 m
African Darter 2
Anhinga rufa
Small
African Clawless Otter 16
Aonyx capensis
Small
Marsh Mongoose 17
Atilax paludinosus
3653973337 71a7e12d48 m
Vervet Monkey 18
Chlorocebus pygerythrus
89970 260 190
Silverlined Mudskipper 19
Periophthalmus argentilineatus
240px naturalis biodiversity center   rmnh.mol.319450   saccostrea cucullata (von born, 1778)   ostreidae   mollusc shell
Rock Oyster 25
Saccostrea cucullata
240px scylla serrata
Mud Crab 26
Scylla serrata
5491040437 6fe86ccf8e m
Horned Ghost Crab 32
Ocypode ceratophthalmus
Small
East African Fiddler Crab 33
Austruca occidentalis
4344292024 69c6d080db m
d'Urville's Fiddler Crab 34
Tubuca urvillei
Small
Green-eyed Fiddler Crab 21
Paraleptuca chlorophthalmus
Small
Western Calling Fiddler Crab 35
Gelasimus hesperiae
Small
Penaeus indicus 21
Fenneropenaeus indicus
Small
Striped Barnacle 36
Amphibalanus amphitrite
3687597634 aaa09dfa34 m
Mangrove Fern 37
Acrostichum aureum
240px barringtonia racemosa01
Freshwater Mangrove 38
Barringtonia racemosa
Small
Schinus terebinthifolia 39
Schinus terebinthifolius
240px avicennia marina   nabq by hatem moushir 8
White Mangrove 40
Avicennia marina
Small
Estuary hibiscus 31
Hibiscus tiliaceus
8349980202 876cbb747c m
Black mangrove 41
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Small
Red mangrove 42
Rhizophora mucronata
Small
Seashore Dropseed 21
Sporobolus virginicus
Small
seashore paspalum 21
Paspalum vaginatum
69827 260 190
common reed 43
Phragmites australis
88646 260 190
Saint Augustine grass 44
Stenotaphrum secundatum
6794969575 f4ff48203a m
iNcema 45
Juncus kraussii
Small
Three-ribbed arrow-grass 46
Triglochin striata
8707383296 1c4e913d21 m
Reclining Date Palm 41
Phoenix reclinata

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