Endemic Animals of Bahamas








Bahama nuthatch
Bahama nuthatch
The Bahama nuthatch is a nuthatch species endemic to the pineyards of Grand Bahama island in the Bahamas. It may be extinct as of 2019.
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Bahama nuthatch
Bahama yellowthroat
Bahama yellowthroat
The Bahama yellowthroat is a New World warbler. It is a resident breeder endemic to the Bahamas.
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Bahama yellowthroat
Inagua woodstar
Inagua woodstar
The Inagua woodstar is a species of hummingbird. It was previously considered a subspecies of the Bahama woodstar before being split by the NACC of the AOU in 2015. It is endemic to Inagua in the Bahamas.
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Inagua woodstar
Red-legged thrush
Red-legged thrush
The red-legged thrush is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. Native to the Caribbean, it is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. It formerly occurred on the Swan Islands, Honduras, but was extirpated there. In Puerto Rico, the red-legged thrush is known as zorzal de patas coloradas.
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Red-legged thrush
Bahama oriole
Bahama oriole
The Bahama oriole is a species of songbird in the New World blackbird family - Icteridae. It is endemic to the Bahamas. It is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN . The taxon was originally classified as its own distinct species in 1890 by Joel Asaph Allen before it was lumped with the Cuban oriole, Hispaniolan oriole, and Puerto Rican oriole into a single species by the ornithologist James Bond in his book "Birds of the West Indies". It ...
wasn't until 2010 that all four birds were again elevated to full species status based on a combination of evidence from DNA, plumage and song. Since it was not recognized as a distinct species for so long, the Bahama oriole's preferred non-breeding season habitat is unknown and current estimates of its exact numbers remain vague.
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Bahama oriole
Cyclura rileyi cristata
Cyclura rileyi cristata
Cyclura rileyi cristata, the White Cay iguana or Sandy Cay rock iguana, is a critically endangered subspecies of lizard of the genus Cyclura native to a single cay in the Bahamas: White Cay located in the Southern Exumas.
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Cyclura rileyi cristata
Cyclura cychlura figginsi
Cyclura cychlura figginsi
Cyclura cychlura figginsi, known by the common name of guana and sometimes called the Exuma Island iguana in the international literature, is a subspecies of the northern rock iguana, C. cychlura, that is found on the Exuma island chain in the Bahamas with an estimated wild population of 1,300 animals in 2004, it has been listed on the IUCN Red List as critically endangered.
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Cyclura cychlura figginsi
Northern Bahamian rock iguana
Northern Bahamian rock iguana
The northern Bahamian rock iguana is a species of lizard of the genus Cyclura that is found on Andros Island and the Exuma islands in the Bahamas. Its status on the IUCN Red List is vulnerable, with a wild population of less than 5,000 animals.
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Northern Bahamian rock iguana
Cyclura rileyi
Cyclura rileyi
Cyclura rileyi, commonly known as the Bahamian rock iguana or the San Salvador rock iguana, is a critically endangered species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. The species is native to three island groups in the Bahamas, and is in decline due to habitat encroachment by human development and predation by feral dogs and cats. There are three subspecies: the Acklins ground iguana, the White Cay iguana, and the nominotypical subspecies .
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Cyclura rileyi
Cyclura cychlura inornata
Cyclura cychlura inornata
Cyclura cychlura inornata, the Allen Cays rock iguana or Allen Cays iguana, is a subspecies of the northern Bahamian rock iguana that is found on Allen's Cay and adjacent islands in the Bahamas. Its status in the IUCN Red List is critically endangered, with an estimated wild population of 482–632 animals.
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Cyclura cychlura inornata
Conception Bank silver boa
Conception Bank silver boa
The Conception Bank silver boa, Conception Bank boa, or silver boa is a species of boa described in May 2016 by a team of researchers from Harvard University. It is only known from the Conception Island Bank in the Bahamas. It is the first known discovery of a West Indian boa species in 73 years. It is named for its unique silver color and the fact that the first specimen was found in a silver palm.
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Conception Bank silver boa
Cyclura cychlura cychlura
Cyclura cychlura cychlura
The Andros Island iguana or Andros iguana is an endangered subspecies of Northern Bahamian rock iguana of the genus Cyclura that is found on Andros Island on the western edge of Grand Bahama. Its status is Endangered, with a wild population of 3,500 animals, and it can be found on the IUCN Red List.
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Cyclura cychlura cychlura
Acklins ground iguana
Acklins ground iguana
The Acklins ground iguana, also commonly known as the Watling Island iguana, is an endangered subspecies of lizard of the genus Cyclura it is one of three subspecific forms of Cyclura rileyi in the family Iguanidae.
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Acklins ground iguana
Chilabothrus chrysogaster
Chilabothrus chrysogaster
Chilabothrus chrysogaster, commonly known as the Turks Island boa or the Southern Bahamas boa, is a species of snake found in the Southern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Local names include rainbow boa, Bahamas cat boa, rainbow snake, and fowl snake. Like all boids, it is not a venomous species.
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Chilabothrus chrysogaster
Leiocephalus carinatus armouri
Leiocephalus carinatus armouri
Leiocephalus carinatus armouri, commonly known as the Little Bahama curly-tailed lizard, is a subspecies of Leiocephalus carinatus, the northern curly-tailed lizard. It was previously endemic to the Bahama Islands.
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Leiocephalus carinatus armouri
Chilabothrus exsul
Chilabothrus exsul
Chilabothrus exsul is a nonvenomous boa species found in the Bahamas. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Chilabothrus exsul
Tropidophis greenwayi
Tropidophis greenwayi
Common names: Caicos Islands dwarf boa. Tropidophis greenwayi is a nonvenomous dwarf boa species endemic to the Caicos Islands. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.
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Tropidophis greenwayi
Pholidoscelis maynardi
Pholidoscelis maynardi
Pholidoscelis maynardi, commonly known as the Great Inagua ameiva, Inagua ameiva, or Inagua blue-tailed lizard, is species of lizard, a member of the family Teiidae. The species is endemic to the Bahamas. Three subspecies have been described.
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Pholidoscelis maynardi
Sphaerodactylus corticola
Sphaerodactylus corticola
Sphaerodactylus corticola, also known commonly as the central Bahamas sphaero or the Rum Cay least gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to the Bahamas.
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Sphaerodactylus corticola
Leiocephalus greenwayi
Leiocephalus greenwayi
Leiocephalus greenwayi, commonly known as the East Plana curlytail or Plana Cay curlytail lizard, is a species of lizard in the family of curly-tailed lizard .
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Leiocephalus greenwayi
Leiocephalus loxogrammus
Leiocephalus loxogrammus
Leiocephalus loxogrammus, commonly known as the Rum Cay curlytail lizard and the San Salvador curlytail, is a lizard species in the family of curly-tailed lizard . The species is endemic to The Bahamas and is only known to be found on San Salvador Island and Rum Cay.
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Leiocephalus loxogrammus
Striped Caribbean gecko
Striped Caribbean gecko
The striped Caribbean gecko, also known commonly as the Inagua croaking gecko and the Inagua gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to the Bahamas.
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Striped Caribbean gecko
Inagua slider
Inagua slider
The Inagua slider is a subspecies of the Central Antillean slider. It is endemic to the island of Great Inagua, in the Bahamas.
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Inagua slider
Leiocephalus inaguae
Leiocephalus inaguae
Leiocephalus inaguae, commonly known as the Inagua curlytail lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Leiocephalidae.
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Leiocephalus inaguae
Sphaerodactylus inaguae
Sphaerodactylus inaguae
Sphaerodactylus inaguae, also known as the Inagua sphaero or Inagua least gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae . It is endemic to Great Inagua in the Bahamas.
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Sphaerodactylus inaguae
Sphaerodactylus mariguanae
Sphaerodactylus mariguanae
Sphaerodactylus mariguanae, also known as the southern Bahamas sphaero or Mayaguana least gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae . It is endemic to Mayaguana and Booby Cay in the Bahamas.
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Sphaerodactylus mariguanae
Bahamian slender blind snake
Bahamian slender blind snake
The Bahamian slender blind snake is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.
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Bahamian slender blind snake
San Salvador blind snake
San Salvador blind snake
The San Salvador blind snake is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae.
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San Salvador blind snake
Bahamian hutia
Bahamian hutia
The Bahamian hutia or Ingraham's hutia is a species of hutia in the subfamily Capromyinae native to the Bahamas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and rocky areas.
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Bahamian hutia
Bahaman funnel-eared bat
Bahaman funnel-eared bat
The Bahaman funnel-eared bat is a species of bat in the family Natalidae. This bat is endemic to the Bahamas, in the northeastern Caribbean. It was first discovered by Miller in 1903. Their category list and criteria is near threatened. The justification of their status is due to their bad habitat circumstances.
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Bahaman funnel-eared bat
Codakia orbicularis
Codakia orbicularis
Codakia orbicularis, or the tiger lucine, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Lucinidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from Florida to the West Indies.
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Codakia orbicularis
Conus ziczac
Conus ziczac
Conus ziczac is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of ""stinging"" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all. Subspecies Conus ziczac archetypus Crosse, 1865 Conus ziczac ziczac Mühlfeld, 1816: synonym of Conus ziczac Mühlfeld, 1816
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Conus ziczac
Calliostoma hilare
Calliostoma hilare
Calliostoma hilare is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae.
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Calliostoma hilare
Conus bahamensis
Conus bahamensis
Conus bahamensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones. These snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans.
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Conus bahamensis
Conus theodorei
Conus theodorei
Conus theodorei is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones. These snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans.
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Conus theodorei
Conus lindae
Conus lindae
Conus lindae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Conus lindae is the type species of the subgenus Lindaconus Petuch, 2002. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
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Conus lindae
Conus zylmanae
Conus zylmanae
Conus zylmanae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
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Conus zylmanae
Conus jucundus
Conus jucundus
Conus jucundus, common name Abbott's cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
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Conus jucundus
Conus sahlbergi
Conus sahlbergi
Conus sahlbergi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
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Conus sahlbergi