Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Congo
Type River (basin)
Salinity freshwater
Other Names Congo, Congo-Chambesi, Zaïre
Location
Central Africa 10° N 15° S - 11° E 34° E
Location Map E_CODE 6_mod.jpg
Size Ref
River Length 4667 km Area 4000000 km2 Drainage Area 3700000
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref 6316
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description One of the largest rivers in the world; formed by the confluence of Luapula and Lualaba rivers; empties into the Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 6318). Refers to the entire Congo River basin and includes the Aruwimi, Bomu, Itimbiri, Kasai, Kotto, Kwango, Kwilu, Lake Kivu, Lake Mai-Ndombe, Lake Mweru, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Tumba, Lindi-Tshopo, Lomami, Lower Congo, Lualaba, Luapula, Lukenie, Lulonga, Lefini-Likoula, Malagarazi, Pool Malebo, Marine Lower Congo, Middle Congo, Mongala, Ruki, Rusizi, Sangha, Sankuru, Ubangui, Upper Lualaba, Uele and Wagenia Falls.
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FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
1062 43
Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.24.93
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 11.09.20
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