Difference Between Mangroves and Wetlands

Mangroves are actaully coastal wetlands with small trees that grow in saline water and a offers uniqueness ecosystems for wild animals,birds,Reptiles and Aquatic fauna. Salt Marshes,Wetland, estuaries and mangrove forests are characterized by coastal environments and home to many species of reptiles and amphibians.



Mangroves are saline woodland habitat or small trees that grow in coastal saline water, found in tropical tidal areas. The deltas of the Ganges,Godavari and Kaveri rivers of India are known to contain mangrove forests.

  • Sundarban Mangroves
  • Bhitarkanika Mangroves
  • Godavari Krishna Mangroves
  • Pichavaram Mangroves



Wetlands are seasonally or permanently land area that saturated with water bodies. They generally have unique characteristics of wet soil,Submerged vegetation,species of frogs,Snapping turtles and water birds. The main types of wetlands include marshes,swamps and bogs,

  • Ashtamudi Wetland
  • Bhoj Wetland
  • Chilika Lake
  • East Calcutta Wetlands

– Salt Marsh


Salt Marsh is a seasonal coastal ecosystem that is flooded by the tides and dominated by herbs and grasses. Great Rann of Kutch, located in the Thar Desert is a seasonal salt marsh with Banni Grasslands and Chari Dhand Wetland, known for rich wildlife and biodiversity.

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