List of ecoregions in Sri Lanka

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The following is a list of ecoregions in Sri Lanka. Due to High rainfall and even sunlight throughout the year, Sri Lanka exhibits a great variety in ecoregions in all living habitats. Together with Western Ghats, Sri Lanka forms Western Ghats and Sri Lanka hotspot. It is considered one of the eight super-hotspots.[1] Some of the ecorigions also included in Global 200 list too.

Terrestrial ecoregions[edit]

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests[edit]

Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests[edit]

Deserts and xeric shrublands[edit]

Freshwater ecoregions[edit]

Marine ecoregions[edit]

West and South Indian Shelf

Global 200[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Somaweera, Ruchira (2004). "Sri Lanka - a world Reptile Hotspot". University of Peradeniya. Retrieved 2009-04-25.