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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 1
    • Large lakes 1.1
    • Large river deltas 1.2
    • Montane freshwaters 1.3
    • Oceanic Islands 1.4
    • Temperate coastal rivers 1.5
    • Temperate upland rivers 1.6
    • Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers 1.7
    • Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes 1.8
    • Tropical and subtropical upland rivers 1.9
    • Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins 1.10
  • Australasia 2
    • Montane freshwaters 2.1
    • Temperate coastal rivers 2.2
    • Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands 2.3
    • Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers 2.4
    • Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins 2.5
  • Indo-Malay 3
    • Large river deltas 3.1
    • Montane freshwaters 3.2
    • Oceanic Islands 3.3
    • Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers 3.4
    • Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes 3.5
    • Tropical and subtropical upland rivers 3.6
  • Nearctic 4
    • Large lakes 4.1
    • Oceanic Islands 4.2
    • Polar freshwaters 4.3
    • Temperate coastal rivers 4.4
    • Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands 4.5
    • Temperate upland rivers 4.6
    • Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers 4.7
    • Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins 4.8
  • Neotropic 5
    • Large lakes 5.1
    • Large river deltas 5.2
    • Montane freshwaters 5.3
    • Oceanic Islands 5.4
    • Temperate coastal rivers 5.5
    • Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands 5.6
    • Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers 5.7
    • Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexes 5.8
    • Tropical and subtropical upland rivers 5.9
    • Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins 5.10
  • Oceania 6
    • Oceanic Islands 6.1
  • Palearctic 7
    • Large lakes 7.1
    • Large river deltas 7.2
    • Montane freshwaters 7.3
    • Polar freshwater 7.4
    • Temperate coastal rivers 7.5
    • Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands 7.6
    • Temperate upland rivers 7.7
    • Tropical and subtropical upland rivers 7.8
    • Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins 7.9
  • See also 8
  • External links 9
  • References 10

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

  • Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

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.
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