Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Indonesian Sea
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
LME SAU No 38. Includes Java, Flores, Banda Sea. LME2002, LME2006, SAU 2008. 1° N 11° S - 106° E 134° E
Location Map Indonesian_Sea.png
Size Ref
River Length Area 2266995 km2 Drainage Area
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Surface 28.2 °C Map75.gif
100 Meters Depth 23.0 °C Map76.gif
Description Also known as the Banda Sea LME, this system of about 400,000 km2, including the Arafura Basin, falls entirely within the jurisdiction of Indonesia. A tropical LME, it is heavily influenced by annual and interannual variations in surface temperature due to monsoon effects, and, to a partial extent, the El NiƱo-Southern Oscillation phenomenon. These variations drive seasonal cycles of primary and secondary productivity. Pelagic fish resources appear to be significantly higher during the periods of seasonal upwelling, and are largely underexploited. Little is known of the status of the ecosystem with regard to pollution or coastal habitat alteration (
Comments on faunal list Area from SAU (November 2015).
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