Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Victoria
Type Lake
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Victoria Nyanza (Ref. 6318)
Location
Upper Nile River basin, East Africa 1° N 3° S - 31° E 35° E
Location Map E_CODE 3_mod.jpg
Size Ref
River Length Area 68800 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth 100 m Ref 6323
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description About 4 million years old; 2,760 km3 volume of water; about 270 endemic fish species; many fish depleted or extirpated after introduction of Nile perch. World's second largest freshwater lake (area) (Ref. 30553). Connects to the Victoria Nile River at Jinja. Here defined as the lake and its tributaries. Includes: Lake Nabugabo, Kagera, Lake Muhindi, Lake Ihema, Lake Muhazi, Lake Mugesera, Lake Cohoha, Lake Luhondo, Isanga, Mara
Comments on faunal list
URL 1 http://www.ilec.or.jp/database/afr/afr-05.html
URL 2
Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
264 19 290 30553
Froese, Rainer on 11.24.93
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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