Huang He Great Bend
Major Habitat Type
Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands
Drainages flowing into
Main rivers to other water bodies
This ecoregion includes the Huang He (Yellow River) basin upriver of the Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia), Shaanxi, and Shanxi border, and downriver of the border between Gansu and Ningxia Huizu. The upriver limit corresponds to the extent of the Himalayas. The ecoregion includes the Huang He\'s inner delta.
Description of endemic fishes
No endemic species
Justification for delineation
Delineations were determined using a bottom-up approach that employed both published and unpublished field data and expert assessment (Abell et al. 2008). The Huang He was subdivided into different zoogeographic ecoregions based on Li (1981) and Zhang (1995). This ecoregion contains a generalized fauna that is similar to the fauna in the Lower Huang He ecoregion  because of topography. It is delineated by drainage and topography (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2006).
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- Li, Sizhong (1981). "Studies on zoogeographical divisions for fresh water fishes of China" Beijing, China: Science Press.
- Zhang, J. M. (1995) Fishes of the Heilungjiang Heilungjiang Scientific Press : Harbin