Guianan Freshwater swamp forests

WWF Abstract

Nestled between the Atlantic coastal mangroves and the foothills of the coastal mountains of northern Suriname and Guyana, the Paramaribo Swamp Forests is a relatively small ecoregion. A long, thin strip of forest parallels the Atlantic coastline--a lowland habitat with a mixture of seasonally flooded forests and permanently flooded swamp forests. Here, giant spiders wait to ambush a meal, brilliant flowers bloom, brightly colored birds fly overhead, and snakes and lizards lie in wait for their prey.
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Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana
Area:1,919,999 acres (776,996 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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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