List of freshwater ecoregions (WWF)

Summary

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.

AfrotropicalEdit

Ecoregions are sorted by biome (major habitat type). The numbers are WWF's ecoregion codes.

Large lakesEdit

Large river deltasEdit

Montane freshwatersEdit

Oceanic IslandsEdit

Temperate coastal riversEdit

Temperate upland riversEdit

  • 575; Southern Temperate Highveld;

Tropical and subtropical coastal riversEdit

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexesEdit

Tropical and subtropical upland riversEdit

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basinsEdit

AustralasiaEdit

Montane freshwatersEdit

Temperate coastal riversEdit

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlandsEdit

Tropical and subtropical coastal riversEdit

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basinsEdit

IndomalayaEdit

Large river deltasEdit

Montane freshwatersEdit

Oceanic IslandsEdit

Tropical and subtropical coastal riversEdit

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexesEdit

Tropical and subtropical upland riversEdit

NearcticEdit

Large lakesEdit

Oceanic IslandsEdit

Polar freshwatersEdit

Temperate coastal riversEdit

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlandsEdit

Temperate upland riversEdit

Tropical and subtropical coastal riversEdit

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basinsEdit

NeotropicEdit

Large lakesEdit

Large river deltasEdit

Montane freshwatersEdit

Oceanic IslandsEdit

Temperate coastal riversEdit

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlandsEdit

Tropical and subtropical coastal riversEdit

Tropical and subtropical floodplain rivers and wetland complexesEdit

Tropical and subtropical upland riversEdit

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basinsEdit

OceaniaEdit

Oceanic IslandsEdit

PalearcticEdit

Large lakesEdit

Large river deltasEdit

Montane freshwatersEdit

Polar freshwaterEdit

Temperate coastal riversEdit

Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlandsEdit

Temperate upland riversEdit

Tropical and subtropical upland riversEdit

Xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basinsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Freshwater Ecoregions of the World

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.