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List of freshwater ecoregions (WWF)

This is a list of freshwater ecoregions as compiled by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The terrestrial scheme divides the Earth's land surface into 8 terrestrial ecozones, containing 426 smaller ecoregions. Each ecoregion is classified into one of 12 major habitat types, or biomes.

Contents

Afrotropic

Legend: EcoID; Ecoregion; Biome (Major Habitat Type); Realm (Ecozone)

Large lakes

Large river deltas

Montane freshwaters

Oceanic Islands

Temperate coastal rivers

Temperate upland rivers

  • 575; Southern Temperate Highveld;

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins

Australasia

Montane freshwaters

Temperate coastal rivers

  • 809; Bass Strait Drainages;
  • 807; Eastern Coastal Australia;
  • 811; New Zealand;
  • 810; Southern Tasmania;
  • 801; Southwestern Australia;

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins

  • 806; Great Artesian Basin;
  • 804; Paleo;
  • 802; Pilbara;

Indo-Malay

Large river deltas

Montane freshwaters

Oceanic Islands

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers

Nearctic

Large lakes

Oceanic Islands

Polar freshwaters

Temperate coastal rivers

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands

Temperate upland rivers

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins

Neotropic

Large lakes

Large river deltas

  • 323; Amazonas Estuary & Coastal Drainages;
  • 309; Orinoco Delta & Coastal Drainages;

Montane freshwaters

Oceanic Islands

Temperate coastal rivers

  • 347; Bonaerensean Drainages;
  • 334; Laguna dos Patos;
  • 348; Patagonia;
  • 341; South Andean Pacific Slopes;
  • 349; Valdivian Lakes;

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins

Oceania

Oceanic Islands

Palearctic

Large lakes

Large river deltas

Montane freshwaters

Polar freshwater

Temperate coastal rivers

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands

Temperate upland rivers

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins

See also

External links

References

  • Olson, D., Dinerstein, E., Canevari, P., Davidson, I., Castro, G., Morisset, V., Abell, R., and Toledo, E.; eds. (1998). Freshwater Biodiversity of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Conservation Assessment. Biodiversity Support Program, Washington, D.C..
  • Thieme, Michelle L. (2005). Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington, D.C..
  • "Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: Major Habitat Types" [1]. Accessed May 12, 2008.