List of animals in the Galápagos Islands

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This is a list of animals that live in the Galápagos Islands.


Male Galápagos fur seal
Bottlenose dolphins off Galápagos Islands





Beetles — Coleoptera[edit]

There are around 200 beetle species including:

Ants, bees and wasps — Hymenoptera[edit]

There are about twenty native ant species, a few wasps and only one bee in the Galápagos, including:

Butterflies and moths — Lepidoptera[edit]

Eight species of butterfly and many species of moth are known from the Galápagos.

Grass insects[edit]

Other arthropods[edit]

Over fifty species of spiders, including the giant crab spider (Heteropoda venatoria), the smaller Selenops, the endemic Lathrodectes apicalis, Argiope argentata and Neoscona oaxacensis (syn. N. cooksoni)

References and sources[edit]

  • "Galapagos Species Checklist". Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  • "About Galapagos Animals". Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  • "Lecture, John Merck, The terrestrial community". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  • "TerraQuest - Virtual Galápagos: Wildlife - Island Life - Insects". Retrieved 14 January 2015.