Flora and Fauna

A Wide Diversity of Flora and Fauna

One recent catalogue of plant and animal taxa in Everglades National Park, at the southern extreme of the Greater Everglades ecosystem, found Species richness to be 1033 plant taxa, 60 reptile taxa, 76 mammal taxa (including marine mammals), 432 fish taxa (including marine fish), 349 bird taxa and 38 amphibian taxa. They counted 67 threatened or endangered animal species. [5]

Lists of animal and plant species (except fish) found in the National park are to be found at the National Park Services website. Lists of Everglades freshwater fish species can be found at the Florida Museum, ichthyology website.

 

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