Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
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Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
Volume IV, issue 2, July - December 1998

Los manglares de Quintana Roo
The mangroves of Quintana Roo

Diódoro Granados-Sánchez; Georgina F. López-Ríos; F. de J. Martínez-V; J. Martínez-Castillo

Received: 11/11/1998

Accepted: 24/11/1998

Available online: / pages.253-265


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  • descriptionAbstract

    The mangrove system along the coast of Quintana Roo was observed and five types of mangrove were defined:  composit mangro-ve, dwarf mangrove, shoreline mangrove, fringe mangrove and island mangrove.  The ecological importance of mangroves as a ha-bitat was analyzed.  They are places where many species feed and where birds and crocodiles nest.  They are hydraulic regulators and have a role in preventing floods.  They filter pollutants coming from the continent, and they are a buffer zone for waves and tides on the coastline.  Furthermore, many families depend economically on these ecosystems.

    Keyworks: Mangrove, tolerance, salinity, habitat.
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    Granados-Sánchez, D., López-Ríos, G. F.,  Martínez-V, F. d.,  &  Martínez-Castillo, J. (1998).  The mangroves of Quintana Roo. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, IV(2), 253-265.