The aquatic biome is the largest biome on the planet, covering nearly 75% of the earth’s surface. Plants and animals in an aquatic biome have, in general, adapted to survive in either fresh water or salt water based on their tolerance to varying salt levels.

Plants 

Scientific Name Common Name EOL Web Address Additional Resources
Spartina alterniflora Smooth Cordgrass https://eol.org/pages/1114691 https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/spaalt/all.html
https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SPAL

Animals

Scientific Name Common Name EOL Web Address Additional Resources
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat https://eol.org/pages/313678 https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Ondatra_zibethicus/
Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron https://eol.org/pages/45511351 https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/atlas/bird/RFbirdmod_1940.html
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Ardea_herodias/
Callinectes sapidus Chesapeake Blue Crab https://eol.org/pages/46508444 ADW: Callinectes sapidus: INFORMATION (animaldiversity.org)
Littoraria irrorata Marsh Periwinkle https://eol.org/pages/592811 ADW: Littorina irrorata: INFORMATION (animaldiversity.org)