List of amphibians and reptiles of Grenada

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Location of Grenada in the Caribbean.

This is a list of amphibians and reptiles found on Grenada, an island in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.


There are four species of amphibian on Grenada, one of which was introduced. One species, Eleutherodactylus euphronides, is endemic to Grenada.

Frogs (Anura)[edit]

Tropical frogs (Leptodactylidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Eleutherodactylus euphronides Endangered.[1] Endemic.
Eleutherodactylus johnstonei Lesser Antillean whistling frog, coqui antillano, Johnstone's whistling frog Least concern. Eleutherodactylus johnstonei.jpg
Leptodactylus validus Windward ditch frog Least concern. Regional endemic.
True toads (Bufonidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Bufo marinus Cane toad, giant Neotropical toad, marine toad Least concern. Introduced. Bufo marinus from Australia.JPG


Including marine turtles and introduced species, there are 19 reptile species reported on Grenada, though the status of four species is uncertain.

Turtles (Testudines)[edit]

Tortoises (Testudinidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Geochelone carbonaria Red-footed tortoise Introduced. Red-footed Tortoise in Barbados 03.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 dndangered. Hawksbill Turtle.jpg
Leathery sea turtles (Dermochelyidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback turtle Critically endangered. 3959 aquaimages.jpg

Lizards and snakes (Squamata)[edit]

Geckos (Gekkonidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Hemidactylus mabouia House gecko Introduced. Hemidactylus mabouia (Dominica).jpg
Thecadactylus rapicauda Turnip-tailed gecko Thecadactylus rapicauda BSLL.jpg
Iguanas and Anolids (Iguanidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Anolis aeneus Bronze anole
Anolis richardii Grenada tree anole
Iguana iguana Green iguana, common iguana Iguana iguana colombia3.jpg
Whiptails (Teiidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Ameiva ameiva Giant ameiva Found throughout the Grenadines. Ameiva ameiva by Dario Sanches.jpg
Microteiids (Gymnophthalmidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Bachia heteropa LaGuaira Bachia
Skinks (Scincidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Mabuya mabouya[2] Regional endemic. Possibly extirpated. Mabuya mabouya.jpg
Worm snakes (Typhlopidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Typhlops tasymicris Grenada worm snake Endemic.
Boas (Boidae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Corallus grenadensis[3] Grenadian tree boa
Colubrids (Colubridae)
Species Common name(s) Notes Image
Clelia clelia Mussurana Possibly extirpated from Grenada. Mussurana.jpg
Liophis melanotus Shaw's black-backed snake, Shaw's dark ground snake Possibly extirpated from Grenada.
Mastigodryas bruesi Barbour's tropical racer Regional endemic. Recorded from the southern half of Grenada, which is the southern limit of the species' range.
Pseudoboa neuwiedi Neuwied's false boa, coal snake Possibly extirpated from Grenada.

See also[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 Grenada.
  2. ^ Malhotra & Thorpe 1999 instead records M. bistriata as the sole Mabuya species in the Lesser Antilles; many of its Caribbean populations have since been reassigned.
  3. ^ Powell & Henderson 2005, p. 74. Recorded in Malhotra & Thorpe 1999 as Corallus hortulanus.


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

  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., pp. 105–108, ISBN 0-333-69141-5 .
  • Powell, Robert; Henderson, Robert W. (2005), "Conservation Status of Lesser Antillean Reptiles", Iguana 12 (2): 63–77