Flora and Fauna of Micronesia

The FSM offers a diverse range of natural ecosystems, from mangrove swamps to lush tropical rainforest and pristine coral reefs. A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits naturalists, of both the professional and amateur variety.
The islands are blessed with many indigenous and introduced bird species. The lucky visitor may even spot the occasional rare deer, monitor lizard or fruit bat in the more rural areas.
The surrounding coral reefs abound with tropical fish of every description and colors, as well as marine turtles and manta rays. The surrounding oceans are home to several large species of game fish such as marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna, barracuda, sailfish and assorted bottom fish.
A profusion of tropical shrubs, flowers and trees numbering more than six hundred species of higher plants are found in the FSM States. Hibiscus, Hong Kong orchid, ironwood, eucalyptus, Honduras mahogany, papaya, banana, coconut and plumeria trees can be found just about everywhere.


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