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(English) Sediment shoreline dominated by mangrove species adapted to or dependent on brackish conditions; may be present away from shoreline as reef top supratidal feature. (See also: sediment shoreline, brackish, estuary)
(French) Rivage vaseux ou sableux dominé par des espèces adaptées à, ou dépendant des conditions saumâtres, comme les palétuviers ; la mangrove peut aussi caractériser la zone située au-dessus de la zone des marées au niveau d’un sommet récifal. (See also: sediment shoreline, brackish, estuary)
(Portuguese) Costa sedimentar dominada por espécies eurihalinas e euritérmicas adaptadas a ambientes salobres. (See also: sediment shoreline, brackish, estuary)

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