Catemaco
The crater lake of Catemaco with the town of Catemaco town [Veracruz]. (18°20'9"N, 95°6'2"W). Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.

Ecoregion
Papaloapan

Drainage
Papaloapan

Country
Veracruz


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Last updated on:
28-Mar-2022

Wikipedia

Papaloapan: Lake Catemaco (18°20'9"N, 95°6'2"W).


Conservation: The other times tropical forest areas around Lake Catemaco have nowadays been mostly cut down to allow for cattle raising and agriculture, with the subsequent run-off of fertilizers and pollutants into the lake. These fertilizers however allow for a bigger production of fisheries, with the main capture being the introduced Oreochromis aureus and O. niloticus, but also native species like Vieja fenestrata. A small remaining areas of forest have been preserver in the northern and southern sides of the lake.

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