Animals living in the Marine Coastal/Supratidal habitat

A coastal / supratidal habitat is an area that's above high tide and which is regularly splashed, but is not submerged by the water of the ocean. It is also sometimes called a supralittoral, spray or splash zone. Many animals make their home in the Maine coastal / supratidal habitat, and there are unique problems for these animals to deal with.

For example, there is typically poor air quality and temperatures that fluctuate with changing tide. Animals who live in this area are also at high risk from numerous predators, including both land and sea creatures.

Several types of otters call this their home, including the Marine, North American, common, African clawless and Cameroon clawless varieties. Bats who eat fish will often look for food in this habitat as well, though they don't generally live in the supratidal zone.

You can also expect to see a large variety of rodents. These may include gerbils, jerobas, beavers and mole rats. Finally, several types of manatees make this area their home, most notably the Amazonian, American and Africa varieties.

Even-toed ungulates

Nubian ibex
Common hippopotamus


Galapagos islands fur seal
Juan fernández fur seal
Guadalupe fur seal
Giant brazilian otter
Black-backed jackal
California channel island fox
Sea otter
Fennec fox
North american otter
Marine otter
La plata otter
Common otter
African clawless otter
Speckle-throated otter
Cameroon clawless otter
Hairy-nosed otter
Indian smooth-coated otter


Fish-eating bat

Dasyuroid marsupials and marsupial carnivores

Butler's dunnart
Spotted-tailed quoll

Bandicoots and bilbies

Barred bandicoot


Namaqua dune mole rat
Cape dune mole rat
Hairy-footed gerbil
Anderson's gerbil
Grobben's gerbil
Western gerbil
Hoogstraal's gerbil
James's gerbil
Lataste's gerbil
Nigerian gerbil
Occidental gerbil
Pale gerbil
Sand gerbil
Greater egyptian jerboa
Four-toed jerboa
Mountain beaver

Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows

Amazonian manatee
American manatee
African manatee

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