List of reptiles of Singapore

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Saltwater crocodile
Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus porosus at Sungei Buloh
Green Crested Lizard
Green Crested Lizard Bronchocela cristatella at Bukit Batok
Water Monitor
Water Monitor Varanus salvator at Sungei Buloh
File snake
File Snake Acrochordus granulatus, a marine file snake
Blue Malayan Coral Snake
Blue Malayan Coral Snake Calliophis bivirgatus at Venus Drive

There are about 110 species of reptiles in Singapore.[1] Most of them are small or rarely seen. But there are a few which are large or prominent. The largest reptiles which can be found in Singapore are the Estuarine Crocodile and the Reticulated Python. The ones most commonly seen in urban areas are the house geckos (typically called house lizard by the lay-person) and the Changeable Lizard. The introduced Changeable Lizard has pushed the local Green Crested Lizard into forested areas.

In gardens and parks, one can often see Common Sun Skinks, the introduced Red-eared Sliders and Flying Lizards.

Water Monitors are common in rivers and mangrove. One other monitor that can be found in Singapore is the Clouded Monitor, which is a forest species. It is smaller than the Malayan Water Monitor, has slit nostrils and is paler in colour. In 2008, the Dumeril's Monitor was rediscovered in the swamp forest of Singapore. This goes to show that there can still be surprises in the forests of Singapore.

Equatorial Spitting Cobras can still be found in desolated urban areas of Singapore. The bigger King Cobra is much rarer. The closely related Banded Krait sometimes show up as road kills. There are also 2 coral snake and 9 sea snake species.

List of reptiles[edit]

Order Crocodylia (Crocodilians)[edit]

Family Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)[edit]

Order Testudines (Turtles, Tortoises, Terrapins)[edit]

Family Cheloniidae (Sea Turtles)[edit]

Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Turtle)[edit]

Family Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles)[edit]

Family Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)[edit]

Family Carettochelyidae (Pig-nosed Turtle)[edit]

Family Geoemydidae (Asian Terrapins)[edit]

Family Testudinidae (Tortoises)[edit]

Family Emydidae (American Terrapins)[edit]

Order Squamata (Lizards and Snakes)[edit]

Family Gekkonidae (Geckos)[edit]

Family Agamidae (Agamids)[edit]

Family Dactyloidae (Anoles)[edit]

Family Iguanidae (Iguanas)[edit]

  • Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) - Introduced, Jurong Hill, Jurong Bird Park, Sungei Tengah

Family Scincidae (Skinks)[edit]

Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)[edit]

Family Typhlopidae (Blind Snakes)[edit]

Family Cylindrophiidae (Asian Pipe Snakes)[edit]

Family Xenopeltidae (Sunbeam Snakes)[edit]

Family Pythonidae (Pythons)[edit]

Family Acrochordidae (File Snakes)[edit]

Family Colubridae (Colubrids)[edit]

Family Homalopsidae (Mud Snakes)[edit]

Family Natricidae (Keelbacks and Mock Vipers)[edit]

Family Pareatidae (Slug-eating Snakes)[edit]

Family Elapidae (Cobras, Coral Snakes, Kraits, Sea Snakes)[edit]

Family Viperidae (Vipers)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of reptile species present in Singapore".  External link in |publisher= (help);

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