Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Okavango
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Okovanggo, Kubango, Cubango (Ref. 6318)
Location
Mainly situated in Angola, Namibia and Botswana, southern Africa 12° S 22° S - 15° E 26° E
Location Map E_CODE 69_mod.jpg
Size Ref
River Length 1800 km Area Drainage Area 785000
Depth
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Description Rises from watersheds shared with the west-flowing Angolan Rivers Cuanza and Cunene(Ref. 6316). Forms a section of Angola and South-West Africa boundary, crosses Caprivi Strip and empties into Okavango Basin (Ref. 6318). Joins the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans near Maun. Includes: Cuito, Cuchi, Okavango Swamps, Lake Ngami, Thamalakane
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FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
128 17 79 21 30553
Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.25.93
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
Checked by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 06.06.12
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