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The mangrove ecosystem of the Purari Delta. / Cragg, S.

The Purari. ed. / T. Petr. Springer, 1983. p. 295-324.

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Cragg, S. (1983). The mangrove ecosystem of the Purari Delta. In T. Petr (Ed.), The Purari (pp. 295-324). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7263-6_16

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Cragg S. The mangrove ecosystem of the Purari Delta. In Petr T, editor, The Purari. Springer. 1983. p. 295-324 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7263-6_16

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Cragg, S. / The mangrove ecosystem of the Purari Delta. The Purari. editor / T. Petr. Springer, 1983. pp. 295-324

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