Biodiversity in Western Sahara (ESH)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 169 80 Yes Giaccardi, M., P. Yorio and M.E. Lizurume, 1997
Freshwater Yes Vatova, A., 1975
Total 169 80 No
Ref.   Vatova, A., 1975
Conservation
Geography and Climate The Saharawi (surface area of 178,999 sq. km.) consists largely of desert plateau. The climate is hot and semi-arid. Most of the country is too arid for agriculture. There are large deposits of phosphate.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
Hydrography Lakes: although there are a number of lake basins, they are usually dry. Rivers, floodplains and swamps: there are two river systems (the Uad Fat and Uad Assag), but they infrequently contain water. Reservoirs: none of significant size. Coastal lagoons: none of significant size.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
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