The tropical mangrove ecosystems of northern Australia and New Guinea...

For the page on the plants of the Australasian mangroves

Phylum Cnidaria 

Subphylum Medusozoa: 'Sea-jellies'

Some species of jellyfish swim up river to breed. In areas with large tidal ranges, the outgoing tide may resulting in jellyfish hanging from mangrove tree branches like plastic bags.

Phylum Arthropoda

Subphylum Crustacea

Uca flammula, 'Flame Fiddler Crab' (Prince Frederick Harbour, Australia).

Phylum Chordata

Superclass Osteichthyes: Bony Fish

Subfamily Oxudercidae: 'Mudskippers'

Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus'Blue-spotted Mudskipper' (Prince Frederick Harbour, Australia).


Crocodylus porosus, 'Indo-Pacific/Salt-water Crocodile', (Prince Frederick Harbour, Australia).

For the page on the birds of the Australasian mangroves

(Alim Island, Papua New Guinea)

For the page on the places to experience the Australasian mangroves

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea.