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Tanhuijo is a platform type reef that forms part of the Tuxpan Reef System, located at 18 km of the Tuxpan River Mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Its terrace has a navigable channel with a West to East orientation. The mouth of the channel is 11m deep and it ends a short distance of the interior crest in the East section. A plateau develops in the leeward at a depth of 9 m. The South side reaches a depth of 15 m with a varied terrain. The region is characterized by sub-humid to humid climates of high rainfall and substantial mainland drainage.
Location on Continental Shelf: Inner-Shelf Bank
Coordinates: 21.01° N 97.18° W
Nearest Largest City: Ciudad Madero, Veracruz, Mexico
Universidad Veracruzana. 1996. Ecobuceo en la Costa Norveracruzana. Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas y Agropecuarias Grupo de Ecologia Arrecifal.
Tunnell, J.W., Jr. 2007. Reef Distribution (chapter 2). In Tunnell, J.W. Jr., Chavez, E.O. and Withers, K. (eds) Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 216 p.
Keywords: Reef, Tuxpan reef system, Platform, Navigable channel, Mainland drainage
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