One of only two tree climbing crabs, Aratus pisonii, feeds on mangrove leaves. This unique crab is an omnivore and also known to have cannibalistic tendencies.
Climate change is facilitating rapid encroachment of mangrove trees into herbaceous saltmarsh ecosystems.
MarineGEO is a global partnership tracking the vital signs of nearshore marine life to understand how and why it’s changing, and to better manage for resilient marine ecosystems
Nutrient over-enrichment increases the productivity of scrub mangroves, but also decreases their resistance and resilience to hurricane damage.