Biome: SALT-DOMINATED HABITATS
SALT-DOMINATED HABITATS: Habitats where the dominant force is the presence of high levels of salt in the water or soil.
Salt Pan: Areas in which evaporation or volcanic activity have produced extremely high salt concentrations in the soil. Mostly unvegetated, though algae grows quickly when floods occur.
Example: Afrotropical Salt Pan
Mangrove: A specialized forest that grows in tidally flooded coastal areas.
Example: Australasian Mangrove
Salt Marsh: Salt-tolerant marsh vegetation that grows in sheltered coastal areas that are
periodically flooded with seawater.
Example: Nearctic Salt Marsh
Tidal Mudflat: Nutrient-rich areas of mud that are frequently flooded with seawater, usually
Example: Nearctic Tidal Mudflat
Rocky Coastline and Sandy Beach: Nutrient-poor sandy and rocky beaches, cliffs, and other coastline types.
Example: Indo-Malayan Rocky Coastline and Sandy Beach
Pelagic Waters: Marine environments with deep water.
Example: Australasian Pelagic Wate