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 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[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]

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

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands[edit]

Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers[edit]

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins[edit]

Indo-Malay[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]

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

Montane freshwaters[edit]

Oceanic Islands[edit]

Temperate coastal rivers[edit]

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

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.