Endemic Animals of Equatorial Guinea








Annobón white-eye
Annobón white-eye
The Annobón white-eye is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to the island of Annobón, part of Equatorial Guinea and is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.
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Annobón white-eye
Island bronze-naped pigeon
Island bronze-naped pigeon
The island bronze-naped pigeon, also known as the São Tomé bronze-naped pigeon, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to the Gulf of Guinea islands of Annobón, São Tomé and Príncipe . Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. It is part of the subgenus Turturoena. The species of birds was described by Jules and Edouard Verreaux in 1851.
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Island bronze-naped pigeon
Annobón paradise flycatcher
Annobón paradise flycatcher
The Annobón paradise flycatcher is a medium-sized species of passerine bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Annobón Island in Equatorial Guinea.
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Annobón paradise flycatcher
Annobón scops owl
Annobón scops owl
The Annobón scops owl is an owl endemic to the Equatorial Guinea island of Annobón. The current population is estimated to be around 50-249 individuals, with the population declining due to habitat alteration and destruction. When describing the species in 1903, Tommaso Salvadori noted that the birds were abundant in wooded areas at altitudes of 400–500 metres on the island. Few sightings of the bird have been reported since then.
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Annobón scops owl
Fernando Po speirops
Fernando Po speirops
The Fernando Po speirops, also known as the Bioko speirops, is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea.
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Fernando Po speirops
Musole Forest tree frog
Musole Forest tree frog
The Musole forest tree frog, Leptopelis brevipes, is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae endemic to Equatorial Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.
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Musole Forest tree frog
Bioko leaf-toed gecko
Bioko leaf-toed gecko
The Bioko leaf-toed gecko is a species of forest geckos from Bioko Island .
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Bioko leaf-toed gecko
Pennant's colobus
Pennant's colobus
Pennant's colobus or Pennant's red colobus is a species of tree-dwelling primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is endemic to tropical Central Africa. Three subspecies have traditionally been recognised but its distribution is peculiarly disjunct and has been considered a biogeographical puzzle. with one population on the island of Bioko, a second in the Niger River Delta in southern Nigeria, and a third in east-central Republic of Congo. It ...
is found in rainforests and marshy forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and hunting for bushmeat. One subspecies, bouvieri, is rated as critically endangered; although it was last photographically documented in 2015, it may be on the brink of extinction.
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Pennant's colobus
Bioko drill
Bioko drill
The Bioko drill is a subspecies of the drill, an old world monkey. It is endemic to Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, located off the west coast of Africa. The drill is one of the largest monkey species, and is considered endangered. The Bioko drill was separated from their mainland counterpart, due to rising sea levels after the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 years ago. The capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, is on Bioko Island. The ...
Malabo market is the primary point of sale for bushmeat on Bioko Island. The drill plays an important role in the cultural tradition of bushmeat consumption, and is locally considered to be tasty, and in some regions, a delicacy. The commercialisation of hunting on Bioko Island has made this practice unsustainable. Hunting of the Bioko drill is banned in most areas of Bioko Island, as they predominantly inhabit protected areas on the island, however the ban is considered ineffective and hunting remains the largest threat to the drill's population.
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Bioko drill
Eisentraut's mouse shrew
Eisentraut's mouse shrew
Eisentraut's mouse shrew is a Myosoricinae shrew found only on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss and a restricted range.
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Eisentraut's mouse shrew
Bioko forest shrew
Bioko forest shrew
The Bioko forest shrew or Isabella's shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Bioko forest shrew
Father Basilio's striped mouse
Father Basilio's striped mouse
Father Basilio's striped mouse or Bioko hybomys is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Equatorial Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Father Basilio's striped mouse
Mitromorpha hernandezi
Mitromorpha hernandezi
Mitromorpha hernandezi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Mitromorpha hernandezi