Endemic Animals of Antigua and Barbuda








Antiguan racer
Antiguan racer
The Antiguan racer is a harmless rear-fanged grey-brown snake that was until recently found only on Great Bird Island off the coast of Antigua, in the eastern Caribbean. It is among the rarest snakes in the world. However, in the last 20 years, conservation efforts have boosted numbers from an estimated 50 to over 1,100 individuals by eradicating non-native predators and reintroducing the snake to other Antiguan islands in its original range. In ...
addition to Great Bird Island, the Antiguan racer has successfully recolonised the nearby Rabbit Island, Green Island, and York Island.
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Antiguan racer
Barbuda warbler
Barbuda warbler
The Barbuda warbler is a species of bird in the family Parulidae. It is endemic to the island of Barbuda in Antigua and Barbuda. Its natural habitat is tropical dry shrubland near wetland areas. It is threatened by habitat loss. It once was considered a subspecies of the Adelaide's warbler. In September 2017, the warbler's habitat was massively damaged by Hurricane Irma. Despite this, the species was found to have survived the storm and its ...
aftermath, and later surveys have indicated that the species was not significantly affected by the hurricane. However, it is still threatened by unplanned housing development, garbage dumping, and poor land-use practices.
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Barbuda warbler
Griswold's ameiva
Griswold's ameiva
Griswold's ameiva is a species of lizard in the family Teiidae. The species is endemic to Antigua and Barbuda, where it is found on both islands. It is also known as the Antiguan ameiva or the Antiguan ground lizard.
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Griswold's ameiva
Redonda ameiva
Redonda ameiva
The Redonda ameiva is a species of lizard found only on Redonda. It is sometimes described as a subspecies of the Montserrat ameiva .
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Redonda ameiva
Leach's anole
Leach's anole
Anolis leachii, the Antigua Bank tree anole, Barbuda Bank tree anole, or panther anole, is a species of anole, a lizard in the family Dactyloidae. The species is endemic to the Caribbean.
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Leach's anole
Redonda anole
Redonda anole
The Redonda anole is a species of anole lizard that is endemic to the small, uninhabited island of Redonda, part of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.
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Redonda anole
Watts's anole
Watts's anole
Anolis wattsii, commonly known as Watts's anole, is a species of anole, a lizard in the family Dactyloidae. The species is native to islands in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.
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Watts's anole
Antigua least gecko
Antigua least gecko
The Antigua least gecko is a gecko endemic to the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, where it is found on both main islands.
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Antigua least gecko