Animals living in the Wetlands (inland) habitat

The Wetland habitat is an fairly equal mixture of water and land. It also contains very productive ecosystems. Wetlands collect flood water and clean it so it is available for the wildlife. There are many types of creatures that inhabit the wetlands and marshes. There are birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Along with these, there are many fish and all types of bugs.

Salamanders, frogs, turtles, and snakes are the most popular of the amphibians to grace the wetlands. The get a lot of benefit out of the swampy areas. There are hundreds of species of bugs that live in wetlands, accompanied by scorpions and dragonflies. The lizards and other reptiles also feed off of the bugs. All of these amphibians and insects are the number one source of food for birds. Heron and coots live solely off of these smaller creatures.

Minnows, bass, and carp lives in the swamps and prove needed by wetland mammals. Beavers, muskrats, and certain deer species feed directly off of the fish that live here. Crocodiles and alligators prey on fish, and even small mammals to stay alive. Some even go after large deer in hopes to have a larger meal.

Mosquitoes cover a very large area of the wetlands. They prey off of any mammal that they can come in contact with. The mate so quickly that there will always be more mosquitoes in wetlands than all other species combined.

Even-toed ungulates

Marsh deer
Pygmy hippopotamus
Pampas deer
Common hippopotamus
Water chevrotain
Black-fronted duiker
Nile lechwe


La plata otter
Otter civet
Common otter
Speckle-throated otter
Hairy-nosed otter
Indian smooth-coated otter
Cross fox
Short-eared dog
Bengal mongoose
Wild cat
African clawless otter
Cameroon clawless otter
European mink
Colombian weasel
Crab-eating raccoon
American jackal
Arctic wolf
Red wolf
Ethiopian wolf
Side-striped jackal
Flat-headed cat
Fishing cat
Common fox
Giant brazilian otter
Maned wolf
North american otter

Dolphins, porpoises, and whales

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


Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Botswanan long-eared bat
Seychelles sheath-tailed bat

American marsupials

Water opossum

Kangaroos, possums, wallabies, and relatives

Leadbeater's possum


Golden bamboo lemur
Collared mangabey


African elephant


African wading rat
Fox's shaggy rat
Lesser cane rat
African marsh rat
Greater cane rat
Montane shaggy rat
Angolan marsh rat
West african shaggy rat
Shortridge's multimammate mouse
Orinoco agouti
Libyan jird
Delany's mouse
Cabrera's hutia
Kivu climbing mouse
Pacific jumping mouse
Eared hutia
Congo forest mouse
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Dwarf hutia
Aquatic rat
Angoni vlei rat
Little earth hutia
Vlei rat
Setzer's pygmy mouse
Brown's hutia
Laminate vlei rat
Macmillan's thicket rat
Southern water vole
Large vlei rat
Woodland dormouse
Western vlei rat
Round-tailed muskrat
Sloggett's vlei rat
Marsh rice rat
Tropical vlei rat
Hopkins's groove-toothed swamp rat
Mountain water rat
Eurasian beaver
Muton's soft-furred mouse
Crab-eating rat
Pittier's crab-eating rat
Fat sand rat
Thin sand rat
Chibchan water mouse
Kerala rat
Saltmarsh harvest mouse

Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows

Amazonian manatee
American manatee
African manatee

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