Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Caspian Sea
Type Lake
Salinity saltwater
Other Names Caspium Mare
Location
Inland salt lake between Europe and Asia. Russia and Iran. 47° N 36° N - 47° E 55° E
Location Map
Size Ref
River Length Area 371650 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Largest inland water body; receives the rivers Volga, Ural, Emba, Terek and Kura. Has no outlet. Often regarded as the world's largest lake, but has an oceanic basin having been contiguous with the world ocean until 11 million years ago.
Comments on faunal list
URL 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world%27s_largest_lakes
URL 2
Ecosystem Checklist Link http://www.caspianenvironment.org/biodb/eng/main.htm
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
156 27
Froese, Rainer on 03.27.98
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 05.27.21
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