List of amphibians and reptiles of Saba

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This is a list of amphibians and reptiles found on the island of Saba, a Dutch municipality in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.


Amphibians[edit]

There is one species of amphibian on Saba.

Frogs (Anura)[edit]

Tropical frogs (Leptodactylidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Eleutherodactylus johnstonei Lesser Antillean Whistling Frog, Coqui Antillano, Johnstone's Whistling Frog Least Concern.[1] Eleutherodactylus johnstonei.jpg


Reptiles[edit]

Including marine turtles and introduced species, there are 11 reptile species reported on Saba. One species, the Saban Anole (Anolis sabanus), is endemic to Saba.

Turtles (Testudines)[edit]

Tortoises (Testudinidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Geochelone carbonaria[2] Red-Footed Tortoise Red-footed Tortoise in Barbados 02.jpg
Scaly sea turtles (Cheloniidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Turtle Endangered. Loggerhead Sea Turtle.jpg
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle Endangered. Green turtle in Kona 2008.jpg
Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Turtle Critically Endangered. 3959 aquaimages.jpg
Leathery sea turtles (Dermochelyidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback Turtle Critically Endangered. LeatherbackTurtle.jpg

Lizards and snakes (Squamata)[edit]

Geckos (Gekkonidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Hemidactylus mabouia House Gecko Introduced. Hemidactylus mabouia (Dominica).jpg
Sphaerodactylus sabanus Saba Least Gecko Regionally endemic. Abundant. Sphaerodactylus sabanus by D. Sikes 01.jpg
Thecadactylus rapicauda Turnip-Tailed Gecko Rare.
Iguanas and Anolids (Iguanidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Anolis sabanus Saban Anole Endemic. Widespread and common. Anolis sabanus by D. Sikes 01.jpg
Iguana iguana Green Iguana, Common Iguana Rare. Population on Saba is possibly a distinct species. Iguana iguana colombia3.jpg
Colubrids (Colubridae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Alsophis rufiventris Saba Racer, Red-bellied Racer, Orange-bellied Racer Endangered. Regional endemic. Widespread and abundant on Saba.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conservation status, where available, is from the IUCN Red List and is indicative of the status of the species as a whole, not just populations on Saba.
  2. ^ Powell 2006, p. 296. Not recorded on Saba in Malhotra & Thorpe 1999.

References[edit]

Note: All species listed above are supported by Malhotra & Thorpe 1999, unless otherwise cited.