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Aquatic animals

90 species

An aquatic animal is an animal, either vertebrate or invertebrate, which lives in water for most or all of its life. It may breathe air or extract its oxygen from that dissolved in water through specialised organs called gills, or directly through its skin. The term aquatic can in theory be applied to animals that live in either fresh water (fresh water animals) or salt water (marine animals). However, the adjective marine is most commonly used for animals that live in saltwater, i.e. in oceans, seas, etc.

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Black Caiman
Melanosuchus niger
Eastern Long-Necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis
Philippine Crocodile
Crocodylus mindorensis
Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Orcaella brevirostris
Hector's Dolphin
Cephalorhynchus hectori
Siamese Crocodile
Crocodylus siamensis
Finless Porpoise
Neophocaena phocaenoides
Vaquita
Phocoena sinus
Dugong
Dugong dugon
Gharial
Gavialis gangeticus
Narwhal
Monodon monoceros
Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Tursiops truncatus
Chinese Alligator
Alligator sinensis
Anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata
Australian Sea Lion
Neophoca cinerea
Blue Whale
Balaenoptera musculus
Amazon River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis
Hourglass Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus cruciger
Spinner Dolphin
Stenella longirostris
American Alligator
Alligator mississippiensis
Cuban Crocodile
Crocodylus rhombifer
Yacare Caiman
Caiman yacare
Striped Dolphin
Stenella coeruleoalba
Amazonian Manatee
Trichechus inunguis
Beluga Whale
Delphinapterus leucas
Australian Snubfin Dolphin
Orcaella heinsohni
Harbour Porpoise
Phocoena phocoena
Dusky Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obscurus
Morelet's Crocodile
Crocodylus moreletii
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Stenella frontalis
Killer Whale
Orcinus orca
Florida Softshell Turtle
Apalone ferox
Tomistoma
Tomistoma schlegelii
Fin Whale
Balaenoptera physalus
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Humpback Whale
Megaptera novaeangliae
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Stenella attenuata
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus acutus