Manglares y Humedales de Tuxpan

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Manglares y Humedales de Tuxpan

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    6,870 ha
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    21°00'N 97°21'W
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Manglares y humedales de Tuxpan. 02/02/06; Veracruz; 6,870 ha; 21°00'N 097°21'W. The Tuxpan river separates the mangroves and wetlands of Tuxpan into the northern mangroves of the Tampamachoco lagoon and the southern mangroves associated with the Tumilco and Jácome estuaries. The importance of this site lies in its vast and well-preserved mangrove area, one of the largest in the Gulf of Mexico, with approximately 3,500 ha of mangroves reaching 8-15m in height. Some 179 fish species make this wetland one of the richest in fish diversity in the Atlantic coast of Mexico. Threatened species include the cantil snake (Agkistrodon bilineatus), the pale-billed woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis), the spiny-tailed or black iguana (Ctenosaura acanthura) and the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Ramsar site No. 1602. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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    • Región Terrestre Prioritaria (RTP-103) para la Conservación de México
    • Reserva privada - Adolfo López Mateos
    • Área Privada de Conservación de carácter ejidal
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