Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Indian Ocean
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
Location
FAO areas 51 or 57 or 58, i.e., including Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and Antarctic portion. 30° N 66° S - 20° E 142° E
Location Map
Size Ref
River Length Area 73481000 km2 Drainage Area 13000000
Depth
Average Depth 4000 m Max Depth 9000 m Ref 6232
Temperature
Surface 12.5 °C Map73.gif
100 Meters Depth 12.0 °C Map74.gif
Description Mainly confined to the southern hemisphere, and at its greatest breadth (Tasmania to Cape Agulhas) 9,600 km. Greatest depth is the Amirante Trench.Shelf 14.8 %, Rises 35.6 %, Deep 49.3 %, Islands 0.3 % of total area.
Comments on faunal list
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Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
SeaLifeBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
4595 608
Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 11.24.93
Modified by on 05.06.21
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