Hinchinbrook Channel

Estuary Information: OzCoasts

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The mangrove forests which occupy much of the intertidal surface along the shores of Hinchinbrook Island and the neighbouring mainland coast, cover an area of around 220 km2 and contain 28 species of mangrove. [1]


Hinchinbrook Channel      
Site Latitude Longitude Source
2 site      
Deluge Inlet 18°25'S 146°12E [2]
Hinchinbrook Island (1 transect) 18°21'S 146°14E [3]
Note: where latitudes and longitudes were not provided in the Source, they have been derived from the Australian Gazetteer for the nearest named place. Where individual sites can be precisely located, these are shown as yellow markers. Blue markers represent the estuary location as per OzCoasts.
Only sites occurring in Hinchinbrook Channel are included here. Other sites on Hinchinbrook Island can be found at Missionary Bay or Zoe Bay.

Mangrove and Saltmarsh Species

Hinchinbrook Channel    
Group Taxon Source
  23 taxa  
Vascular Plants Acrostichum speciosum [1]
Vascular Plants Aegialitis annulata [1]
Vascular Plants Aegiceras corniculatum [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Avicennia marina [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera exaristata [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera gymnorhiza [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera parviflora [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera sexangula [1]
Vascular Plants Ceriops pseudodecandra [1] (as C. decandra)
Vascular Plants Ceriops tagal [1]
Vascular Plants Cynometra iripa [1]
Vascular Plants Excoecaria agallocha [1]
Vascular Plants Heritiera littoralis [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Lumnitzera_littorea [1]
Vascular Plants Lumnitzera racemosa [1]
Vascular Plants Osbornia octodonta [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora apiculata [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora stylosa [2], [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora X lamarckii [1]
Vascular Plants Scyphiphora hydrophylacea [1]
Vascular Plants Sonneratia alba [2], [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Xylocarpus granatum [3], [1]
Vascular Plants Xylocarpus moluccensis [1], as X. mekongensis


  1. Bunt, J.S. (1997). The Mangrove Floral and Vegetational Diversity of Hinchinbrook Island and the Adjacent Coast. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville. Available online: http://data.aims.gov.au/extpubs/attachmentDownload?docID=3018 (more)
  2. Abrantes, K. & Sheaves, M. (2009). Food web structure in a near-pristine mangrove area of the Australian wet tropics. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 82: 597-607. Available online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6WDV-4VRP291-5-1&_cdi=6776&_user=2322062&_pii=S0272771409000833&_origin=search&_coverDate=05,2F20,2F2009&_sk=999179995&view=c&wchp=dGLbVlz-zSkWA&md5=c28b26c1693d6440f7e0ea9b8727b258&ie=/sdarticle.pdf (more)
  3. Bunt, J.S. (1982b). Mangrove Transect Data from Northern Queensland. Coastal Studies Series, Australian Institute of Marine Science AIMS-CS-82-1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 41 p. Available online: http://data.aims.gov.au/extpubs/attachmentDownload?docID=2326 (more)

-- JohnBusby - 21 Jan 2011