Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Spratly Islands
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
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Location
Southeastern Asia, group of reefs and islands in the South China Sea FishBase does not have latitudinal and longitudinal range for this ecosystem.
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Description Group of more than 600 islets, coral reefs, sand bars and atolls in the South China Sea. Largest of the main islets is Itu Aba, with a total area of 36 hectares, none is permanently inhabited. Most significant types of local wildlife are seabirds and turtles. Geological surveys indicate that the Spratlys lie atop vast oil and gas reserves (Ref. 53495).
Comments on faunal list
URL 1 http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/pg.html
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395 47
Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 07.21.05
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 07.18.19
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