Tai Ho Stream was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1999 because it is one of the few remaining medium-sized natural streams stretching from uplands to the lowland estuary and because it supports the greatest diversity of fresh water and brackish-water fish in the territory. The SSSI includes mangroves and seagrass beds which are close to the mouth of the stream, and which provide shelter and food for a variety of intertidal and marine invertebrates.
The Tai Ho Stream feeds into Tai Ho Wan, which is on the north side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong.
Horseshoe crabs near the mouth of the Tai Ho Stream
The following photographs of the horseshoe crab Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda were taken near the mouth of the Tai Ho Stream, Lantau, Hong Kong on 7 June 2012: