Table 3: Above-ground biomass for mangrove forests worldwide.

LocationAbove-ground biomass (Mg/ha)

Neotropics1
 Dominican Republic195.4
 Dominican Republic349.4
 Florida56.0
 Florida72.0
 Florida22.3
 Florida56.0
 Guadeloupe47.0
 Guadeloupe56.0
 Guadeloupe99.0
 Hawaii279.0
 Mexico135.0
 Mexico120.0
 Puerto Rico62.9

 Neotropics Mean119.2

Old World tropics1
 Indonesia93.7
 Malaysia409.0
 Malaysia216.4
 Sri Lanka71.0
 Sri Lanka71.0
 Thailand158.0
 Western Australia246.7
 Western Australia45.8
 Australia711.0

 Old World Mean224.7

Pacific Islands2
 Airai. Palau225.0
 Ruunuw. Yap. FSM363.0
 Pacific Islands Mean294

1 D ata from Sherman et al. 2003 [48].
2 D ata from Kauffman et al. 2011 [49].