Biodiversity Anguilla (AIA)
  FishBase Complete Literature Reference
Species Families Species Families
Marine 430 98 No
Freshwater 2 2 No
Total 432 98 No
Geography and Climate Anguilla is an island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. Area comparatively about half the size of Washington, DC. Climate is tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds. Terrain consists of flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in the Caribbean Sea 0 m and highest point in Crocus Hill 65 m. Natural resources are salt, fish, lobster. Natural hazards are frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October). Environment—current issues: supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system.

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