Coastal Habitats




Gambusia affinis

Mosquitofish usually live in the shallows of slow-moving freshwater streams. They can survive in salt water, though, and have been introduced in coastal marshes to help control mosquitoes.

Instead of laying eggs like most fish, female mosquitofish carry their eggs inside and give birth to tiny, live fish.

Animal Life on the Salt Marsh


Plant Life on the Salt Marsh


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