Interviewed: A. Aldrie Amir, mangrove ecologist (aldrie[at]ukm.edu.my)
(Photo: Mangrove forest at Matang, Perak, by A. Aldrie Amir)
All forests capture and store carbon, but mangrove forests do it better, says mangrove specialist Aldrie.
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Species: Crocodylus porosus (Reptilia : Crocodilia)
Known Range: South Asia to northern Australia
Size: (Adult) 6 m
Interviewed: Wan Nor Fitri Wan Jaafar, wildlife reproduction biologist (wannorfitri[at]gmail.com)
(Photo: Saltwater crocodile by Wan Nor Fitri Wan Jaafar)
In mangroves, the saltwater crocodile claims top predator position.
And this largest of the crocodiles (adults grow more than 7 meters long) doesn’t just live in saltwater, but thrives in rivers and the intertidal zones on the coast.
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