Salinity Concentrations Effectuate on the Distribution of the mangrove

IJEP 42(7): 883-890 : Vol. 42 Issue. 7 (July 2022)

K. Anand Raju1, Y. Satyanarayana2 and Ch. Ramakrishna2*

1. India Meteorological Department, Pune – 411 005, Maharashtra, India
2. GITAM (Deemed University), Department of Environmental Studies, GITAM Institute of Science, Visakhapatnam – 530 045, Andhra Pradesh, India


Avicennia marina and Excoecaria agallocha L., Acanthus ilicifolius L., Sesuviumportula castrum L. and Suaeda nudiflora Moq were selected to identify the effect of salinity concentrations on plant growth and plant density, especially on dominant Avicennia marina species. These species in this area fall under three zones polyhaline, mesohaline and oligohaline; these zones were recognized based on salinity concentrations on monthly variations in the salinity concentrations of the creek waters during the highest high tide and lowest low tide times. Mangrove’s density changed according to salinity concentrations present in the area.


Salinity, Meghadrigedda, Highest high tides, Lowest low tides


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