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Regional ecosystem details for 12.1.3

Regional ecosystem 12.1.3
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Wetlands Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves).
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 10, 4, 8, 9, (3), (7), (2), (11.14)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 55000 ha; Remnant 2017 52000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Mangrove shrubland to low closed forest on marine clay plains and estuaries
Structure category Dense
Description Mangrove shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. (BVG1M: 35a)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
12.1.3a: Aegiceras corniculatum dominated low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits in the middle to upper tidal plane, in areas occasionally subject to freshwater influence. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)
12.1.3b: Avicennia marina subsp. australasica dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)
12.1.3c: Bruguiera gymnorhiza dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits usually at the upper tidal limit of rivers and subject to freshwater influence. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)
12.1.3d: Ceriops australis dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)
12.1.3e: Rhizophora stylosa dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)
12.1.3f: Estuarine water bodies often with groundwater connectivity. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits with groundwater connectivity. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 34a)
12.1.3g: Mangrove dieback area leaving bare soil or ponding. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), A1
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Southern Moreton Bay Islands NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Mouth of Kolan River CP, Eurimbula NP, Mud Island CP, Burrum Coast NP, Barubbra Island CP, Mouth of Baffle Creek CP 2, Bribie Island NP, Teerk Roo Ra NP (IJMA), Pumicestone NP, Poona
Special values Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3a: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3b: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3c: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3d: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3e: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003).
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: Do not burn. ISSUES: Scorching within the supra-littoral margin, particularly when this ecotone merges into flammable vegetation such as woodlands and forests of melaleuca may be a problem.
Comments 12.1.3g: Mangrove communities are experiencing dieback from natural and human-related causes throughout Queensland. Mangrove dieback can have many causes such as weather, insects and disease, nutrients, climate change and pollution. http://tinyurl.com/mangrove-dieback

1 Estimated extent is from version 11 pre-clearing and 2017 remnant regional ecosystem mapping. Figures are rounded for simplicity. For more precise estimates, including breakdowns by tenure and other themes see remnant vegetation in Queensland.

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16 April 2019
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