Marajó varzea

WWF Abstract

Imagine a forest where fish swim though the lower canopy, munching on tree fruits. Sound like science fiction? Well, it’s fact in the Marajó Várzea Forest ecoregion. Located at the mouth of the Amazon River, the forests here are regularly flooded with river water, allowing fish to swim among tree branches. The constant tidal flooding has created a patchwork of islands in the river, giving this ecoregion its local name, "region of the islands." Here one can find both terrestrial and aquatic species sharing the same area and resources.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Brazil
Area:21,887,999 acres (8,857,759 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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder