Biodiversity Aruba (ABW)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 569 120 No
Freshwater 9 7 No
Total 575 120 No
Geography and Climate Aruba is located in the Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela. Area - comparative: slightly larger than Washington, DC. Climate is tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation. Terrain consists of flat with a few hills; scant vegetation. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in the Caribbean Sea 0 m and highest point in Mount Jamanota 188 m. Natural resources are negligible; white sandy beaches. Land use: arable land: 11, other: 89% (1993 est.). Natural hazard lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt.

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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