Endemic Animals of Bahamas








Bahama nuthatch
The Bahama nuthatch (Sitta insularis ) 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
The Bahama yellowthroat (Geothlypis rostrata ) is a New World warbler. It is a resident breeder endemic to the Bahamas.
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Bahama yellowthroat
Inagua woodstar
The Inagua woodstar (Nesophlox lyrura ) 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.This species was formerly placed in the genus Calliphlox. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that the genus Calliphlox was polyphyletic. In the revised classification to create monophyletic genera, the ...
Inagua woodstar was moved to the resurrected genus Nesophlox.
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Inagua woodstar
Red-legged thrush
The red-legged thrush (Turdus plumbeus ) is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. Native to the Caribbean, it is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti) 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
The Bahama oriole (Icterus northropi ) is a species of songbird in the New World blackbird family - Icteridae. It is endemic to the Bahamas. It is listed as endangered by the IUCN (CR). The taxon was originally classified as its own distinct species in 1890 by Joel Asaph Allen before it was lumped with the Cuban oriole (Icterus melanopsis ), Hispaniolan oriole (Icterus dominicensis ), and Puerto Rican oriole (Icterus portoricensis ) 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, 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 (also known as Sandy Cay) located in the Southern Exumas.
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Cyclura rileyi cristata
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
The northern Bahamian rock iguana (Cyclura cychlura ) 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, 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 (Cyclura rileyi nuchalis ), the White Cay iguana (Cyclura rileyi ...
cristata ), and the nominotypical subspecies (Cyclura rileyi rileyi).
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Cyclura rileyi
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. The population has been growing over the last century. Although it was considered extinct in 1916, there are as of 2018 at least 482 mature adult animals counted on two islands, Leaf Cay and U ...
Cay, and a few hundred on at least five other nearby islands where they have recently spread to by unknown means (introduced by biologists in one case), as well as many juveniles.Although this is a large lizard at 75cm, within one generation after some arrived on the small island of Allen's Cay, these iguanas grew to be twice as large here than those on other islands, which is believed to be due to the large amount of guano (bird droppings) this particular island receives. These particular giants have now been largely eliminated due to the actions of conservationists and a flawed plan to capture them and maintain them on another island, where they starved. Luckily the leading herpetologist was incorrect about the total amount iguanas on Allen's Cay, and those 'extra' lizards which evaded capture apparently survived their island being covered in rodenticide.People often visit the two main islands which host the majority of the population, and the iguanas have come to expect to be fed by them, sometimes congregating on the beach in large numbers awaiting tourists. This lizard has a high tolerance for its conspecifics, unlike other Cyclura iguanas, which are usually territorial. Long ago (possibly) hunted by locals for its meat, the iguana now has another economic use, being of high importance for the ecotourism industry in this part of the Bahamas.
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Cyclura cychlura inornata
Conception Bank silver boa
The Conception Bank silver boa, Conception Bank boa, or silver boa (Chilabothrus argentum ) 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
The Andros Island iguana or Andros iguana (Cyclura cychlura cychlura ) 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
The Acklins ground iguana (Cyclura rileyi nuchalis ), 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, commonly known as the Turks Islands boa or the Southern Bahamas boa, is a species of snake found in the Southern Bahamas (Great Inagua, Sheep Cay) and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Local names include rainbow boa (not to be confused with Epicrates cenchria, the "real" 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, 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 (the Abaco Island boa or Northern Bahamas boa) is a nonvenomous boa species found in the Bahamas. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Chilabothrus exsul
Tropidophis greenwayi
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, 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, 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, commonly known as the East Plana curlytail or Plana Cay curlytail lizard, is a species of lizard in the family of curly-tailed lizard (Leiocephalidae ).
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Leiocephalus greenwayi
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 (Leiocephalidae). 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
The striped Caribbean gecko (Aristelliger barbouri), 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
The Inagua slider (Trachemys stejnegeri malonei ) 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, 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, 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, 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
The Bahamian slender blind snake (Cubatyphlops biminiensis ) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.
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Bahamian slender blind snake
San Salvador blind snake
The San Salvador blind snake (Epictia columbi) is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae. The species is native to the Caribbean.
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San Salvador blind snake
Bahamian hutia
The Bahamian hutia or Ingraham's hutia (Geocapromys ingrahami ) 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
The Bahaman funnel-eared bat (Chilonatalus tumidifrons ) 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, 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 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.Conus ziczac archetypus Crosse, 1865 (synonyms: Conus archetypus Crosse, 1865; Conus bertarollae Costa & Simone, 1997; Conus brasiliensis ...
Clench, 1942; Conus mauricioi Coltro, 2004)Conus ziczac ziczac Mühlfeld, 1816: synonym of Conus ziczac Mühlfeld, 1816
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Conus ziczac
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 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 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 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 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, 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 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