Endemic Animals of British Virgin Islands








Virgin Islands coqui
Virgin Islands coqui
The Virgin Islands coqui is a species of frog in the family Eleutherodactylidae. The species is endemic to the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands.
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Virgin Islands coqui
Cyclura pinguis
Cyclura pinguis
Cyclura pinguis, the Anegada rock iguana, Anegada ground iguana or stout iguana, is a critically endangered species of lizard of the genus Cyclura belonging to the family Iguanidae. The species can be found exclusively in the islands of Anegada and Guana. Historically, it inhabited the islands of Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas, however, the animal's original range has been greatly diminished over prehistory.
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Cyclura pinguis
Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero
Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero
The Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero, Virgin Gorda least gecko, or Virgin Islands dwarf gecko is a species of gecko and also one of the smallest terrestrial vertebrates. It has only been found on three of the British Virgin Islands: Virgin Gorda, Tortola, and Moskito Island . It was discovered in 1964 and is suspected to be a close relative of Sphaerodactylus nicholsi, a dwarf sphaero from the nearby island of Puerto Rico. It shares its range with ...
the big-scaled least gecko, which is found in leaf litter. Unlike this larger gecko, the Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero lives on drier hillsides, yet prefers moist microhabitats found under rocks because it lacks the adaptations necessary for preventing water loss, which is a significant problem due to its small body size. The Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero has a deep brown colour on its upper side, often with a speckling of darker scales. On average, it measures 18 mm from its snout to its vent, and is nearly as small as a U.S. dime. At most, it weighs 0.15 g . There are several stripes or bars of lighter colouration behind the eyes and at the top of the neck that help distinguish it. There are no differences in colouration between males and females, although females are slightly larger in size. Its tail will regenerate when broken off. Little is known about its population size or its biology.
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Virgin Islands dwarf sphaero
Antillotyphlops catapontus
Antillotyphlops catapontus
Antillotyphlops catapontus is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.
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Antillotyphlops catapontus