Endemic Animals of Cayman Islands








Cuban Rock Iguana
The Cuban rock iguana (Cyclura nubila) is a species of lizard of the iguana family. It is the second largest of the West Indian rock iguanas, one of the most endangered groups of lizards.
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Cuban Rock Iguana
Vitelline warbler
The vitelline warbler (Setophaga vitellina ) is a songbird species in the New World warbler family (Parulidae). It is found in the Cayman Islands and on the Swan Islands in Honduras.
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Vitelline warbler
Grand Cayman bullfinch
The Grand Cayman bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra taylori ) is a threatened bird endemic to the island of Grand Cayman. It is usually treated as a subspecies of the Cuban bullfinch, but some authorities separate it. It can be distinguished from the Cuban bullfinch by its slightly larger bill size and the much paler coloration of the female bird. It is the only bird species endemic to the Cayman Islands since the extinction of the Grand Cayman thrush, ...
though several bird subspecies are also endemic. Its population is declining due to invasive mammals. Habitat fragmentation may also be a potential major risk, though currently this is very low.
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Grand Cayman bullfinch
Cyclura nubila caymanensis
Cyclura nubila caymanensis, the Lesser Caymans iguana, Cayman Brac iguana, Cayman Island brown iguana or Sister Isles iguana, is a critically endangered subspecies of the Cuban iguana (Cyclura nubila ). It is native to two islands to the south of Cuba: Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which are also known as the Sister Isles due to their similar shapes and close proximity to each other. The population of this subspecies has been impacted by ...
habitat encroachment by human development and is likely being destroyed due to predation by cats (Felis domesticus ), the population on Cayman Brac has remained particularly small for decades.
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Cyclura nubila caymanensis
Aristelliger praesignis
Aristelliger praesignis, is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
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Aristelliger praesignis
Tropidophis caymanensis
Tropidophis caymanensis, or the Cayman Islands dwarf boa, is a species of snake in the family Tropidophiidae and is classified as critically endangered. It is endemic to the Cayman Islands.
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Tropidophis caymanensis
Cayman least gecko
The Cayman least gecko (Sphaerodactylus argivus ) is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. It is endemic to Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands.
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Cayman least gecko
Cayman worm snake
The Cayman worm snake (Cubatyphlops caymanensis ) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.
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Cayman worm snake
Conasprella janapatriceae
Conasprella janapatriceae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones.
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Conasprella janapatriceae