Animals found in French Guiana include many water creatures and freshwater fish, such as the Yellow Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon roseus
), a glass knifefish
(Rhabdolichops fegui), and the Snub-nose Snake Eel
(Kertomichthys blastorhinos). The American Manatee is also found in the French Guiana coastal waters. The Manatee feeds most on emerged and floating vegetation. In the sixteenth Century, the American Manatee were in extreme small populations in most areas due to extensive hunting for its subsistence.
Amphibians Include the Following:
The Small footed (Guiinan) Water Rat (Necomys parvipes), the Giant Armadillo
(Priodontes maximus), the Giant Ottor (Pieronura braslliensis) and the Oyapock's Fish-Eating Rat (Neusticomys).
The Bush Dog
(Speothos venaticus) is another animal found in French Guiana and also in Brazil and Paraguay. Their habitat is generally near water, particularly small streams. Hunting of the Bush Dog is prohibited in several countries where this dog has been seen, including French Guiana. The Bush Dog usually chooses an area with a supply of water.
A Giant Anteater
is another animal that lives on land in French Guiana. This creature does not walk on its paws, but it curls its toes up inside the feet and walks on its fists. These Giant Anteaters eat approximately 30,000 ants with some termites in one day. They have a very long snout with which they devour their prey.
Schultz's Round-eared Bat (Tonatia schulz), this particular bat is not often seen. It was reported to be almost extinct in 2003 and little research has been was carried out about this bat. Hunting of the Bush Dog is prohibited in several countries where this dog has been seen, including French Guiana. Tacarcuna Bat
.(Lasiurus castaneus) ' This species of bat is found in several countries, including French Guiana, Columbia, Costa Rica and Panama.