Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem East Brazil Shelf
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
LME SAU No 16. 2° S 19° S - 43° W 24° W
Location Map East_Brazil_Shelf.png
Size Ref
River Length Area 1075022 km2 Drainage Area
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Surface 27.2 °C Map155.gif
100 Meters Depth 24.0 °C Map156.gif
Description The East Brazil LME is characterised by a narrow shelf, varying from 20 to 50 km and sometimes to 90 km in width, with the exception of the Abrolhos Bank located in the southern portion of the ecosystem. It includes the region from the Parnai'ba estuary in the north to Cape Sao Tome' in the south (
Comments on faunal list Area from SAU (November 2015).
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FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
890 204 7251
Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. on 08.06.01
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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