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Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone

Freshwater Marsh Animal Printouts

Freshwater marshes are a type of wetland that is teeming with both animal and plant life. Freshwater marshes are usually low-lying, open areas located near creeks, streams, rivers and lakes, where water flows into the marsh. Marshes are especially common at the mouths of rivers. The water level in freshwater marshes usually ranges from 1 to 6 feet deep (for most of the year); this water is rich in minerals and the water level varies seasonally. In the United States, the biggest freshwater marsh in the United States is the Florida Everglades (in southwestern Florida).

The waterlogged land in marshes supports many low-growing plants, like grasses and sedges; there are few trees in marshes. Some marsh plants are cattail, sawgrass, water lily, pickerel weed, spike rush, and bullrush.

Some animals live in the water (including fish, crabs, shrimp, tadpoles, insect larvae, etc.), some animals live at the surface of the water (like frogs, turtles, beavers, etc.), some animals live above the water (like birds, insects, frogs, etc.), and other animals live in the spongy areas of land surrounding the swamp (like raccoons, opossums, muskrats, deer, snails, earthworms, etc.), using the marsh for feeding, shelter, and/or nesting areas.

Printouts of Freshwater Marsh Animals:


Freshwater Marsh Animal Printout

A freshwater marsh printout.


Alligator

Alligators are large, meat-eating reptiles.


Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is a large bird of prey. It is the symbol of the USA and is found in many biomes.


Beaver

The beaver is a large rodent that builds dams and dens.


Bobcat

A fierce, short-tailed wild cat from North America.

Capybara

The capybara is the biggest rodent in the world; it lives in South America.


Common Egret

The common egret (also called the great egret) is a large wading bird.


Copepod

Copepods are tiny crustaceans from fresh and salt water.


Cougar

A long-tailed wild cat with no spots. It is also known as the puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamont.
Nutria

Coypu

Coypus (also called nutrias) are semi-aquatic rodents that are originally from South America.


Crane

Large wading birds with long legs and a long neck.


Crayfish

Freshwater crustaceans with four pairs of walking legs.


deer

Deer are long-legged mammals that have hoofed, two-toed feet.


Downy Woodpecker

A small black-and-white woodpecker from North America.


Dragonfly

The dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen.


Earthworm

An earthworm is a little animal with a long, soft body and no legs.


Egret

The egret is a large wading bird.


Elk

Elk are large, hoofed mammals with beautiful antlers.


Fly

The common house fly is a small, flying insect.


Frog

Tadpoles grow up to be frogs.


Great Blue Heron

A large wading bird with distinctive plumage and a long, sharp bill.


Great Egret

The great egret, also known as the common egret, is a large wading bird.


Mosquito

A small flying insect that is a carrier of disease.


Muskrat

Muskrats are rodents that often build dome-shaped houses.


Newt

Newts are small, brightly-colored salamanders.
Nutria

Nutria

Nutrias (also called coypus) are semi-aquatic rodents that are originally from South America.


Opossum

Opossums are marsupial mammals. The only marsupial from North America is the Virginia opossum.


Pond Skater or Water Strider

A bug that walks on water.


Raccoon

The raccoon is a mammal with mask-like markings on its face and a ringed tail.


Red-Tailed Hawk

The Red-Tailed Hawk is a bird of prey, a raptor from North America.


Red Wolf

Red wolves are endangered carnivores from the eastern USA.


River Otter

River otters are streamlined, aquatic mammals from North America.


Shrimp

Shrimp are small, bottom-dwelling crustaceans with a translucent exoskeleton.


Snail

A soft-bodied animal with a hard, protective shell.


Snapping Turtle

A turtle with strong jaws and a long tail.


Spider

Spiders have eight legs.


Toad

Toads are amphibians with poison glands; they usually have bumpy skin.


White-Tailed Deer

The White-Tailed Deer is a shy, fast-moving plant-eater.

Zooplankton

Zooplankton are tiny animals that float in the seas and other bodies of water.

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