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. In fact it is considered one of the eight super-hotspot.[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.