Endemic Animals of Barbados








Barbados Threadsnake
Barbados Threadsnake
The Barbados threadsnake is the smallest known snake species in the world. It was first identified as a separate species in 2008 by S. Blair Hedges, a herpetologist from Pennsylvania State University. He named this snake in honor of his wife, Carla Ann Hass, a herpetologist who was also part of the discovery team. Barbados threadsnakes are said to be about as wide as a spaghetti noodle and are thought to be near the lower size limit for snakes, ...
as young individuals need to attain a certain minimum size to find suitable food.
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Barbados Threadsnake
Barbados bullfinch
Barbados bullfinch
The Barbados bullfinch is a seedeater bird that is found only on the Caribbean island-nation of Barbados, where it is the only endemic bird species.
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Barbados bullfinch
Barbados anole
Barbados anole
The Barbados anole is a species of anole lizard that is native to Barbados, an island-nation in the Caribbean. Originally endemic to Barbados, it has since been introduced to Saint Lucia and Bermuda. It was previously treated as a subspecies of Martinique's anole, A. roquet. Males have pale lavender to blue-gray heads, with blue eyelids. Their dorsal surfaces are deep green with dark markings and occasionally white spots, and their bellies are ...
yellow. Females are smaller and duller in color and may have a mid-dorsal stripe. It has been reported in Florida since the 1990s, though this is likely due to repeated introductions and escapes as a sustained, breeding population has not been confirmed.
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Barbados anole
Conus kremerorum
Conus kremerorum
Conus kremerorum 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 kremerorum
Splendrillia flavopunctata
Splendrillia flavopunctata
Splendrillia flavopunctata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Drilliidae.
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Splendrillia flavopunctata
Tellina listeri
Tellina listeri
Tellina listeri, the speckled tellin, is a bivalve mollusc in the family Tellinidae, the tellins.
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Tellina listeri
Longchaeus folinii
Longchaeus folinii
Longchaeus folinii is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.
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Longchaeus folinii