List of freshwater ecoregions (WWF)

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This is a list of freshwater ecoregions as compiled by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The freshwater ecoregion system is similar to that for terrestrial ecoregions. The Earth's land surface is divided into eight terrestrial biogeographic realms or ecozones, which contain hundreds of smaller ecoregions. Ecoregions are classified into biomes or major habitat types, which have similar climates and vegetation types. The freshwater system is similar, with ecoregions classified into freshwater realms and biomes.

Afrotropic[edit]

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

Large lakes[edit]

Large river deltas[edit]

Montane freshwaters[edit]

Oceanic Islands[edit]

Temperate coastal rivers[edit]

Temperate upland rivers[edit]

  • 575; Southern Temperate Highveld;

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers[edit]

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes[edit]

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers[edit]

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins[edit]

Australasia[edit]

Montane freshwaters[edit]

Temperate coastal rivers[edit]

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands[edit]

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers[edit]

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins[edit]

Indomalaya[edit]

Large river deltas[edit]

Montane freshwaters[edit]

Oceanic Islands[edit]

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers[edit]

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes[edit]

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers[edit]

Nearctic[edit]

Large lakes[edit]

Oceanic Islands[edit]

Polar freshwaters[edit]

Temperate coastal rivers[edit]

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands[edit]

Temperate upland rivers[edit]

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers[edit]

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins[edit]

Neotropic[edit]

Large lakes[edit]

Large river deltas[edit]

Montane freshwaters[edit]

Oceanic Islands[edit]

Temperate coastal rivers[edit]

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands[edit]

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers[edit]

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes[edit]

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers[edit]

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Oceanic Islands[edit]

Palearctic[edit]

Large lakes[edit]

Large river deltas[edit]

Montane freshwaters[edit]

Polar freshwater[edit]

Temperate coastal rivers[edit]

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands[edit]

Temperate upland rivers[edit]

Tropical and subtropical upland rivers[edit]

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.