Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Chilika Lake/Lagoon
Type Lagoon
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Chilka Lake/Lagoon
Location
East coast of India. 20° N 19° N - 85° E 86° E
Location Map
Size Ref
River Length 64 km Area 906 km2 Drainage Area 2346
Depth
Average Depth 2 m Max Depth 5 m Ref 29107
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Largest tropical lake in Asia. Wetland of international importance (Ramsar Convention 1979). Maximum area 1165 km2 during monsoon and 906 km2 during summer. Surface temperature 22ºC-35ºC (Muntaz Khan, Chilika Development Authority, pers. comm., 2009).
Comments on faunal list
URL 1 http://www.ilec.or.jp/database/asi/dsasi008.html
URL 2 http://www.chilika.com/about.htm
Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
313 90 217 71 29108
Froese, Rainer on 05.06.99
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 07.18.19
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