Category: Exploring Nature Item
Want to learn more about animals in both the coastal and inland areas of Oregon? This page provides a comprehensive and alphabetical list of the animals currently catalogued on the Oceanscape Network. Check back frequently as this list will change and grow over time.
Amphibians are a group of vertebrates which evolved from lobe-finned fishes. These were the first vertebrates to migrate out of the ancient oceans and onto land. Most modern amphibians spend at least part of their life-cycles in watery environments. Amphibians are classified into six separate groups, only two of which are represented here.
Birds are warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by bodies and wings covered in feathers. Most birds are able to fly and all reproduce by laying eggs. Birds are classified into thirty separate groups, only some of which are represented here.
American Crow | American Robin | Black-capped Chickadee | Brown Creeper | Common Raven | Golden-Crowned Kinglet | Gray Jay | Hermit Thrush | Mountain Chickadee | Olive-sided Flycatcher | Pacific Wren | Rufous-Sided Towhee | White Crowned Sparrow
American Golden Plover | Black Oystercatcher | Common Murre | Herring Gull | Horned Puffin | Marbled Murrelet | Pigeon Guillemot | Rhinoceros Auklet | Short Tailed Albatross | Tufted Puffin | Western Sandpiper | Western Snowy Plover | Willet
Fish are aquatic vertebrates with bodies covered with scales, two sets of paired fins and gills. Fish are generally classified as “bony” and “cartilaginous” as shown here.
Bay pipefish | Blacksmith | Boccacio | Cabezon | California moray eel | Canary rockfish | Coelacanth | China rockfish | Chinook salmon | Coho salmon | Garibaldi damselfish | Goosefish | Grunt sculpin | High cockscomb | Kelp bass | Kelp greenling | Largemouth bass | Lingcod | Northern anchovy | Oregon chub | Pacific herring | Quillback rockfish | Señorita | Shiner perch | Speckled sanddab | Starry flounder | Spotted ratfish | Steelhead trout | Tiger rockfish | Vermilion rockfish | Wolf eel | Yellowtail rockfish
Australian weasel shark | Basking shark | Big skate | Blacktip reef shark | Blue shark | Broadnose sevengill shark | Brown catshark | Brown smoothhound shark | Bull shark | Chain catshark | Common thresher shark | Filetail catshark | Great hammerhead shark | Great white shark | Grey reef shark | Leopard shark | Pacific angel shark | Pacific lamprey | Pacific sleeper shark | Salmon shark | Scalloped hammerhead shark | Shortfin mako shark | Silvertip shark | Sixgill shark | Spiny dogfish shark | Soupfin shark | Tiger shark | Whale shark
Invertebrates are the largest known animals species, making up 97% of all animals on Earth. Invertebrates lack backbones and therefore includes all animals outside of the subphylum Vertebrata. Invertebrates are classified into eight separate groups, only some of which are represented here.
Bathypalaemonella | Bay Ghost Shrimp | Box Crab | Caddisflies | California Mussel | Common Garden Snail | Dragonflies | Dungeness Crab | Flat Porcelain Crab | Giant Acorn Barnacle | Giant Rock Scallop | Hairy Hermit Crab | Helmet Crab | Japanese Spider Crab | Leaf Barnacle | Oregon Pink Shrimp | Oregon Silverspot Butterfly | Pacific Sideband Snail | Red Rock Crab | Sharp-nosed Crab | Spot Prawn | Squat Lobster
Bat Star | Blood Star | Burrowing Sea Cucumber | California Stichopus | Christmas Anemone | Giant Green Anemone | Leather Star | Ochre Star | Plumose Anemone | Proliferating Anemone | Purple Sea Urchin | Red Sea Urchin | Sand Dollar | Strawberry Anemone | Sunflower Star | Venus Flytrap Anemone
Mammals are warm-blooded vertebrates. Their bodies are usually covered (at least partially) by fur or hair. Females give birth to live young and nurse them by secreting milk. Mammals are classified into twenty-one separate groups, only some of which are represented here.
Cougar | Black Bear | Bobcat | Canada Lynx | Coyote | Ermine | Gray Fox | Gray Wolf | Grizzly Bear | North American River Otter | Northern Sea Otter | Raccoon | Red Fox | Southern Sea Otter | Striped Skunk
Blue Whale | Common Bottlenose Dolphin | Common Minke Whale |
Dall’s Porpoise | Gray Whale | Harbor Porpoise | Humpback Whale | Orca | Pacific Whitesided Dolphin | Risso’s Dolphin | Roughtoothed Dolphin | Sei Whale | Short-beaked Common Dolphin | Sperm Whale | Spinner Dolphin | Vaquita
Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates which descended from amphibians. They can be distinguished by scales which protect their bodies and prevent the loss of moisture. Most reptiles reproduce by laying eggs. Reptiles are classified into four separate groups, only one of which is represented here.