Biodiversity in Réunion (REU)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 662 196 Yes 885 77 %
Freshwater Yes Vatova, A., 1975
Total 660 196 No
Ref.   Vatova, A., 1975
Conservation The following information is to be sought: - Status of knowledge of the freshwater fauna; - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate Réunion is a mountainous island of volcanic origin. Coastal areas are forested. There are numerous torrential rivers. Maximum elevation is 3,069 m asl. The climate is tropical, but varies witn altitude. Cyclones occur.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
Hydrography Lakes: there are not natural lakes of significant size. Rivers, floodplains and swamps: there are numerous short torrential mountainous rivers. Reservoirs: there are no large impoundments. Coastal lagoons: there are no lagoons.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
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