Endemic Animals of Israel








Hula painted frog
Hula painted frog
The Hula painted frog is an amphibian and the only living member of the genus Latonia. It was thought to be extinct as a result of habitat destruction during the 1950s until the species was rediscovered in 2011. It is endemic to the Lake Hula marshes in Israel. The draining of Lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950s was thought to have caused the extinction of this frog, along with the cyprinid fish Acanthobrama hulensis and cichlid fish ...
Tristramella intermedia. Only five individuals had been found prior to the draining of the lake. Environmental improvements in the Hula reserve have been cited as a possible reason for the frog's reemergence.
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Hula painted frog
Stenodactylus petrii
Stenodactylus petrii
Stenodactylus petrii, known as the dune gecko, Anderson's short-fingered gecko, or Egyptian sand gecko, is a small, mostly nocturnal gecko of the genus Stenodactylus. It's not a frog-eyed gecko.
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Stenodactylus petrii
Golan Heights blind mole-rat
Golan Heights blind mole-rat
The Golan Heights blind mole-rat is a rodent species in the family Spalacidae. It has been found on the Golan Heights . This species, along with Spalax judaei and, by a different mechanism, Heterocephalus glaber, appears to be immune to cancer.
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Golan Heights blind mole-rat
Judean Mountains blind mole-rat
Judean Mountains blind mole-rat
The Judean Mountains blind mole-rat is an extant species of subterranean rodent within the family Spalacidae, indigenous to central Israel.
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Judean Mountains blind mole-rat
Negev shrew
Negev shrew
The Negev shrew, also known as the Ramon's shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. So far, it is only known from Israel. It is found in three regions: Mizpe Ramon and Sede Boqer in the Negev Desert, and Sartaber at the northern edge of the Judean Desert. It is likely that the species occurs more widely in the region than currently known . The three locations in which the species occur are rocky desert areas at altitudes between 200 ...
and 950 metres above sea level. The Negev shrew is light gray with a slightly lighter underpart. It is also relatively small.
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Negev shrew
Upper Galilee Mountains blind mole-rat
Upper Galilee Mountains blind mole-rat
The Upper Galilee Mountains blind mole rat is an extant species of subterranean rodent within the family Spalacidae, indigenous to Upper Galilee in northern Israel. Following the identification of S. galili in 2001, Nevo et al. recorded specimens in the vicinity surrounding the Kerem Ben Zimra settlement.
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Upper Galilee Mountains blind mole-rat
Mount Carmel blind mole-rat
Mount Carmel blind mole-rat
The Mount Carmel blind mole-rat is an extant species of subterranean rodent within the family Spalacidae, indigenous to northern Israel. Following the identification of S. carmeli in 2001, Nevo et al. recorded specimens in the vicinity surrounding the Afik, Kabri, and Tzippori settlements.
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Mount Carmel blind mole-rat