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Biodiversity in the Arab Region
The Arab World extends from Arabian Gulf in the East to Morocco and Mauritania in the West adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Diverse ecosystems can be recorded in the region. Terrestrial ecosystems include high mountains, Mediterranean forests, deserts, coastal plains, sabkhas, rivers, natural fresh water springs and oasis, and wetlands. Marine ecosystems include mangrove swamps, salt marshes and coastal mudflats, sea grass beds, coral reefs and small off shore islands. Accordingly, thousands of species are present in such ecosystems. Although it is very difficult task due to the inadequate published information, we are taking this challenge and try to list the known species according to their main groups.
- Benthic Marine Algae
- Flowering Plants