Displayed in this tank are plants known as mangrove trees, and creatures which live in mangrove forests.
Mangroves is a term used to refer to plants found in locations where seawater and freshwater are mixed due to tide behavior such as shores of temperate/subtropical regions or hot springs found at the mouth of the river.
It is said that the word “Mangrove” comes from the Malay word, “mangi-mangi”, generic term for tree, and the word “grove”, which means small forest in English.
It is said that there are dozens of mangrove types around the world, and Kagoshima is the northernmost point where mangroves can be found.
In this tank, you will find a fully-grown black mangrove and red mangrove, transplanted upon the opening of the aquarium, along with mudskippers and fiddler crab, usually found in the mudflats.