Hobyo grasslands and shrublands

WWF Abstract

Bordering the Indian Ocean on Africa's northwestern coast, the Hobyo Grasslands and Shrublands is an arid, shrub-filled ecoregion with relatively few people. Although the overall number of plant and animal species is quite low, the number of endemic species, particularly plants, is fairly high. As a result, it is considered a center of endemism for plants. Among the animals found here and nowhere else are such colorful-sounding creatures as the silver dikdik (a tiny antelope) and a species of forty-toothed golden mole.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Somalia
Area:6,463,998 acres (2,615,887 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER