Animals living in the Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) habitat

There are many beautiful animals that live in unique habitats in permanent rivers, streams, and creeks. Here are a few interesting facts from around the world. If an animal lives in a river, stream, creek, or waterfall, it is grouped together and called the wetlands. This means fresh water that mingles in with salt water. So the animals can live in and out of the water. These are one of the most unique habitats on Planet Earth. The wetlands can provide food, breeding, shelter, and water all together in one place. Here are some examples of animals that live in these habitats. The Amazonian Manatee lives in the Amazon River Basin. There are three types of Manatees and the Amazonian is the smallest. The Manatee is part of a group of mammals that are sea cows or Sirenia. Their primary form of food is to munch on vegetation in the water. They are nocturnal and diurnal. A Sea Otter is so adorable and cute. It lives in the habitat of Coastal Brackish, marine lakes, and other places. Otters like to chill out on their backs on nice, quiet sea kelp. They are the smallest marine mammal. They are also Carnivorous which means they eat meat and are the only marine mammal to do so. River dolphins live in China, India, and Brazil. These dolphins are small in number, extremely shy, and very rare. They use sonar to locate food but with all the pollution and crowding of the rivers, it is now become difficult to find a food source for them to survive.

Even-toed ungulates

Common hippopotamus
Water chevrotain


North american otter
La plata otter
Common otter
Speckle-throated otter
Hairy-nosed otter
Indian smooth-coated otter
European mink
Colombian weasel
African clawless otter
Cameroon clawless otter
Flat-headed cat
Fishing cat
Giant brazilian otter
Otter civet
Short-eared dog
Crab-eating raccoon

Dolphins, porpoises, and whales

Amazon river dolphin
Black finless porpoise
Irrawaddy dolphin
Black dolphin
Estuarine dolphin
Chinese white dolphin
Atlantic hump-backed dolphin
Blind river dolphin


Sundevall's roundleaf bat

American marsupials

Water opossum


Setzer's pygmy mouse
Aquatic rat
Muton's soft-furred mouse
Southern water vole
Eurasian beaver
Chibchan water mouse
African wading rat
Greater cane rat
Congo forest mouse
Woodland dormouse
Mountain water rat
Crab-eating rat
Pittier's crab-eating rat

Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows

Amazonian manatee
American manatee
African manatee

Read more at the list of biomes of the world...
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