List of amphibians and reptiles of Sint Eustatius

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This is a list of amphibians and reptiles found on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, part of the Netherlands.


Amphibians[edit]

There is one species of amphibian recorded on Sint Eustatius.

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] Introduced. Abundant. Eleutherodactylus johnstonei.jpg


Reptiles[edit]

Including marine turtles and introduced species, there are 14 reptile species reported on Sint Eustatius.


Turtles (Testudines)[edit]

Tortoises (Testudinidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Geochelone carbonaria 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 Regional endemic. Sphaerodactylus sabanus by D. Sikes 01.jpg
Sphaerodactylus sputator Island Least Gecko Regional endemic. Highly abundant. Sphaerodactylus pictus 01-Barbour 1921.jpg
Thecadactylus rapicauda Turnip-Tailed Gecko Rare.
Iguanas and Anolids (Iguanidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Anolis bimaculatus Panther Anole Regional endemic; also found on Saint Kitts and Nevis. Abundant.
Anolis schwartzi Schwartz's Anole, Watts' Anole Taxonomy as separate species unclear; alternately described as a subspecies of A. wattsi. Regional endemic; also found on Saint Kitts and Nevis. Abundant.
Iguana delicatissima Lesser Antillean Iguana, West Indian Iguana Vulnerable. Regional endemic. Iguana delicatissima at Batalie Beach a05.jpg
Whiptails (Teiidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Ameiva erythrocephala St. Christopher Ameiva Regional endemic; also found on Saint Kitts and Nevis. Widespread and abundant.
Colubrids (Colubridae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Alsophis rufiventris Red-bellied Racer, Orange-bellied Racer, Saba Racer Endangered. Regional endemic.

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 Sint Eustatius.

References[edit]

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