Haematopus ostralegus.

Bufo virdis.
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Haematopus ostralegus.

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Coastal fauna

The fauna that lives along the coast have two basic habitats: the sand dunes and the scrubland behind the dunes.
The species usually living here are "termophiles", i.e. animals well adapted to very sunny environments medium/high daytime temperatures. The higher species of fauna include amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The fish living offshore in the lagoon, in the "bocche di porto", dams and canals are typically marine species.

The plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), one of the species best adapted to the coast, is a bird that lays eggs on the sand in areas with sparse or no vegetation. The oyster catcher (Haematopus ostralegus) is very rare in the Mediterranean and has started to breed in the lagoon, even populating the artificial bareneCasse di colmata areas are sites of national importance for this species.
The pools behind the sand dunes typically found along the Venetian coast are a good habitat for the Bufo Virdis, the European green toad, where it can deposit its eggs: this species lives quite happily even in very salty and dry environments.

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