Endemic Animals of Martinique








Bothrops lanceolatus
Bothrops lanceolatus
Bothrops lanceolatus — known as the fer-de-lance, Martinican pit viper, and Martinique lancehead — is a species of pit viper generally considered endemic to the Caribbean island of Martinique. Some reserve the common name fer-de-lance for this species, while others apply that name to other Bothrops species as well. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Bothrops lanceolatus
Grey trembler
Grey trembler
The grey trembler is a songbird species in the family Mimidae, the mockingbirds and thrashers. It is found only on Martinique and Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea.
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Grey trembler
White-breasted thrasher
White-breasted thrasher
The white-breasted thrasher, also known as goj blan in Creole, is a species of bird in the family Mimidae. Semper and Sclater describe the white-breasted thrasher as an "inquisitive and noisy bird" that would often "keep up a constant warning chatter, and throw itself about in all sorts of contortions" when being disturbed. It is endemic to Martinique and Saint Lucia, found only on these two islands of the Lesser Antilles. This resident species ...
is easy to find within their range; however, it is classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species mainly due to its restricted habitat.
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White-breasted thrasher
Blue-headed hummingbird
Blue-headed hummingbird
The blue-headed hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.
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Blue-headed hummingbird
Martinique oriole
Martinique oriole
The Martinique oriole is a species of bird in the family Icteridae. It is endemic to Martinique, French West Indies. Martinique is a part of the Lesser Antilles, and is located in the Eastern Caribbean. The orioles' habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and plantations.
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Martinique oriole
Allobates chalcopis
Allobates chalcopis
Allobates chalcopis, also known as the Martinique volcano frog or ravine rocket frog, is a species of frog in the family Aromobatidae. It is endemic to Martinique, where it is found at high-altitude areas including Mount Pelée and potentially most of the Carbet Mountains. It is threatened by climate change, which has led to it being extirpated from the lower-lying reaches of its already-small range, and may lead to a continued population decline ...
and range contraction. Allobates chalcopis is the only aromobatid species endemic to an oceanic island. This has led to a suggestion that it is not native but an introduced species, synonymous with some mainland species. However, examination of new specimens with molecular phylogenetics methods suggests it is truly distinct from the mainland Allobates, and highly diverged from its closest relatives. This conclusion is also supported by morphological and ecological evidence, thereby strengthening the position that it is a true endemic.
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Allobates chalcopis
Two-lined blind snake
Two-lined blind snake
The two-lined blind snake is a harmless blind snake species endemic to Martinique in the Lesser Antilles.
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Two-lined blind snake
Conus hennequini
Conus hennequini
Conus hennequini 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 hennequini
Conus norai
Conus norai
Conus norai is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.
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Conus norai
Crassispira toulai
Crassispira toulai
Crassispira toulai is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Crassispira toulai