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Wet Tropics Freshwater Biogeographic Province

Wet Tropics Freshwater Biogeographic Province

Wet season (Jan-Apr) Average temperature (22°) Temperature varies spatially with no gradient Width of riparian zone (21m) Small, medium trees Grasses High relief ratio Percentage of water which is base flow (30%) Annual spate duration (1 month) Annual no-flow duration (1 month) Sand High macroinvertebrate richness Low turbidity Large woody debris cover (6%) Submerged and emergent macrophyte growth forms dominant Concave bank shape category Convex bank shape category Dominant bank slope (10°-80°) Fauna Fauna

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The Wet Tropics Freshwater Biogeographic Province (FBP) consists of the Jeannie, Endeavour, Daintree, Mossman, Barron, Russell-Mulgrave, Johnstone, Tully, Murray, Hinchinbrook Island, Herbert and Black drainage basins and is located in the north-east of the State. The FBP covers the Wet Tropics, Cape York Peninsula, and Einasleigh Uplands Bioregions.

Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Wet Tropics Freshwater Biogeographic Province, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at:

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