Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Nile
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Al-Bahr, Bahr en Nil
Location
Northern Africa 32° N 5° S - 23° E 40° E
Location Map E_CODE 2_mod.jpg
Size Ref
River Length 6695 km Area Drainage Area 3030700
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description The longest river in the world; includes the Nile Delta, lower and middle Nile, White Nile, Blue Nile (= Abbay, Bahr El Azraq), Victoria Nile, Lake Victoria, Lake Edward (= Idi Amin), Lake Albert (= Mobutu Sese Seko) and Lake Tana (= Tsana). Three large dams: Aswan High Dam, Gebel Aulia and Makwar.
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Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
165 31 115 30 30553
Froese, Rainer on 11.24.93
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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