Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is the largest on the Arabian Peninsula. It is a vast desert wilderness stretching from Yemen to the Arabian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan and Iraq. At 200,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers), it√Ęs one of the biggest continuous bodies of sand in the world. Gazelles, oryx, sand cats, and spiny-tailed lizards are just some of the desert-adapted species that survive in this extreme environment, which features everything from red dunes to deadly quicksand.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria
Area:457,471,999 acres (185,132,350 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER