Besides fish, lake animals include snails, worms, turtles, frogs, minks, marsh birds, other mollusks, alligators, beavers, otters, snakes, many types of insects, and other animals.
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There are over 40,000 species of snails in the world - many call a lake their home, like the great pond snail on the photo.
These dark-colored, semi-aquatic, carnivorous animals are associated with water; minks love to take shelter near streams, ponds, and lakes with nearby trees.
At the muddy bottom live many worms, like the red worm (the pic), the giant Gippsland earthworm, the Mekong worm, and others.
Over 50% of all turtle species can live in water - this means lakes and ponds are great places to find them!
American bullfrogs (on the pic) like to live in still, shallow waters and can be found at the edges of many lakes of North America.
Lakes are also home to different types of fish, like the lake sturgeon, sterlet, lake trout, and many others!
There are nearly 3,000 species of snakes in the world, those like the plain-bellied water snake can be found in lakes.
Mallards are large ducks and the ancestor of nearly all domestic duck breeds - they can be found near shallow ponds and lakes!