Role of crabs in the natural regeneration of mangroves in the Sundarbans forest of Bangladesh

Authors

  • NEAZ AHMAD SIDDIQI

    1. Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, PO Box 273, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh
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      Minor Forest Products Division, Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, PO Box 273, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh.


Abstract

Abstract A study in the Bangladesh Sundarbans forest observed the impact of crabs on mangrove regeneration. Crabs were not found to cause any damage to the seedlings of experimental plots. In addition, no morphological damage attributable to crabs was observed in Rhizophora propagules collected from the forest floor. Further studies covering other areas of the forests have been suggested.

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