Grassy saltmarsh



Saltmarshes are vegetated coastal ecosystems that undergo periodic flooding by saline water (Adam, 1993). They typically border saline water bodies, where water fluctuations (either tidal or non-tidal) flood the vegetation, which is dominated by grasses, sedges or herbs, but trees are absent or very sparse. In coastal environments, coastal saltmarshes are highly dynamic and typically fringe low energy coastlines, often occurring above areas of coastal mudflat, seagrass or mangroves.

Assessment summary

Despite targeted searches, no data were found that could be used to perform an assessment of ecosystem collapse risk. We recommend further targeted field work and reviews to confirm the occurrence of this ecosystem in Myanmar. The ecosystem is therefore assessed as Data Deficient.