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Vegetation description

Mangroves are well developed, due to the shelter provided by the barrier reef which encircles the island. The most important mangrove species in Mayotte is Heritiera littoralis. Heritiera and Erythrina swamps are found in most of the low-lying floodplains of Grande Terre, including: Boueni, Magikavo, Mamoudzou-Kawéni, Longoni and M’Gombani bays. Larger mangrove swamps are found in Acoua and Iloni.

IFRECOR. nd. State of the environment in Mayotte.
Spalding, M.D., Blasco, F. & Field, C.D
. eds. 1997 World Mangrove Atlas. The International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems, Okinawa, Japan. 178 pp.

National level mangrove area estimates








Raunet, M. 1992. Ile de Mayotte - les facteurs de l'érosion des terres et de l'envasement du lagon. Rapport CTM/DAF - CIRAD - Univ. de La Réunion. 68 pp.


Remote sensing

Trends in mangrove area extent over time

No significant changes appear to have occurred in the mangrove area extent in the last twenty years.

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