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Species List

Biota - Plants

Lance-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia)
Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Floating bladderwort (Utricularia inflata)
Floating hearts (Nymphoides aquatica)
Spatterdock (Nuphar luteum)

Biota - Animals

Fishes

Golden topminnow (Fundulus chrysotus)
Seminole killifish (Fundulus seminolis)
Flagfish (Jordanella floridae)
Bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei)
Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
Sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna)
Least killifish (Heterandria formosa)
Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)
Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Swamp darter (Etheostoma fusiforme)
Black acara (Cichlasoma bimaculatum)
Florida gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus)
Lake chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta)
Brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)
Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)
Armored catfish (Hoplosternum litorale)

Amphibians and Reptiles

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis),
Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentine)
Soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx ferox)
Common mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)
Common cooter (Pseudemys floridana)
Slider (Trachemys scripta)
Florida redbelly turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni)
Brown water snake (Nerodia taxispilota)
Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
Green treefrog (Hyla cinerea)
Southern cricket frog (Acris gryllus dorsalis)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Pig Frog (Rana grylio)

Birds

Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea)
Great egret (Ardea alba)
Snowy egret (Egretta thula)
Great blue heron (Ardea herodias)
Tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
White ibis (Eudocimus albus)
Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Wood stork (Mycteria americana)