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Aquatic animals

74 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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Siamese Crocodile
Crocodylus siamensis
Green Sea Turtle
Chelonia mydas
Finless Porpoise
Neophocaena phocaenoides
Vaquita
Phocoena sinus
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Orcaella brevirostris
Philippine Crocodile
Crocodylus mindorensis
Black Caiman
Melanosuchus niger
Eastern Long-Necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis
Blue Whale
Balaenoptera musculus
Gharial
Gavialis gangeticus
Narwhal
Monodon monoceros
Hourglass Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus cruciger
Yacare Caiman
Caiman yacare
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Tursiops truncatus
Anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Stenella frontalis
Dugong
Dugong dugon
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Morelet's Crocodile
Crocodylus moreletii
Striped Dolphin
Stenella coeruleoalba
Tucuxi
Sotalia fluviatilis
Harbour Porpoise
Phocoena phocoena
Chinese Alligator
Alligator sinensis
Cuban Crocodile
Crocodylus rhombifer
Australian Snubfin Dolphin
Orcaella heinsohni
American Alligator
Alligator mississippiensis
White-Beaked Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Tomistoma
Tomistoma schlegelii
Spinner Dolphin
Stenella longirostris
Amazonian Manatee
Trichechus inunguis
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus acutus
Beluga Whale
Delphinapterus leucas
Dusky Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obscurus
Sei Whale
Balaenoptera borealis
Long-Beaked Common Dolphin
Delphinus capensis
Baird's Beaked Whale
Berardius bairdii
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Stenella attenuata
Short-Finned Pilot Whale
Globicephala macrorhynchus
Dwarf Sperm Whale
Kogia sima
West Indian Manatee
Trichechus manatus
North Pacific Right Whale
Eubalaena japonica