Freshwater marshes

By: Nalia Cortes

Introduction

The freshwater marshes are non-tidal systems dominated by grasses sedges and other emergent hydrophytes. These wetlands are non-forested and have non-peat soils. They are periodically or continually flooded. The water chemistry in Florida's marshes depends on nearby water sources. They can be either fresh water mineralized marshes or poorly mineralized freshwater marshes.

Biotic organisms

Freshwater marshes food web

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Abiotic organisms

Endangered animal


American alligator: Alligator mississippiensis

American alligator

Domain:Eukaryote


Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Reptilia

Superorder:Crocodylomorpha

Order:Crocodilia

Family:Alligatoridae

Genus:Alligator

Species:A. mississippiensis