Image credit: Peter Etnoyer, Ph.D
Table 1. Global area of aquatic and terrestrial biomes. Oceanic basins, terrestrial landmasses, and marine and terrestrial biomes are listed in order of descending size. Marine biome area estimates are derived from recent peer-reviewed literature, except for seamounts and beaches, estimated as part of this study. All units are square kilometers. A biome is a major life zone characterized by similar biotic and physical characteristics.
Source: Peter Etnoyer, Ph.D