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is part of the Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico is a partially landlocked ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba. In...
and extends from the Yucatan Straits in the east to the Tabasco-Campeche Basin in the west.
Among the reefs with islets on Campeche Bank are Cayos Arcas
The Cayos Arcas is a chain of three tiny sand cays and an accompanying reef system in the Gulf of Mexico. It is located approximately 130 kilometers from the mainland, west of Campeche. Their aggregate land area is 22.8 hectares...
in the southwest and Arrecife Alacran in the north.