Endemic Animals of Yucatan








Craugastor yucatanensis
Craugastor yucatanensis
Craugastor yucatanensis, also known as the Yucatan robber frog or Yucatan rainfrog, is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is endemic to the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Both terrestrial and arboreal in its lifestyle, its natural habitat are tropical lowland semi-deciduous and deciduous forests. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by tourism.
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Craugastor yucatanensis
Yucatán spiny-tailed iguana
Yucatán spiny-tailed iguana
The Yucatán spiny-tailed iguana is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. It is endemic to Mexico.
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Yucatán spiny-tailed iguana
Campeche spiny-tailed iguana
Campeche spiny-tailed iguana
The Campeche spiny-tailed iguana is a species of lizard in the family Iguanidae. The species is native to southeastern Mexico and adjacent Guatemala.
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Campeche spiny-tailed iguana
Cozumel harvest mouse
Cozumel harvest mouse
The Cozumel harvest mouse is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is endemic to the Mexican island of Cozumel off the Yucatán Peninsula. It is nocturnal and semiareboreal, and lives in dense secondary forest and forest edge habitats. Its population is small, fluctuating and patchily distributed. The species is threatened by predation from feral cats and dogs and introduced boa constrictors, by competition with introduced nonnative ...
rats and mice, and by habitat disturbances caused by hurricanes and floods which periodically strike the island.
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Cozumel harvest mouse
Octopus maya
Octopus maya
Octopus maya, known colloquially as the Mexican four-eyed octopus, is a shallow water octopus that can be found in the tropical Western Atlantic Ocean. It is common to sea grass prairies and coral formations. The species was initially discovered in an octopus fishery in Campeche Mexico, where its close external resemblance to Octopus vulgaris led to its mistaken grouping with the other species. O. maya makes up 80% of octopus catch in the ...
Yucatán Peninsula, while O. vulgaris makes up the remaining 20%. Octopus maya can be identified by its large, double-ringed ocellus and large egg size . The mantle is muscular, large, and oval in shape. There is some variation in the definite shape of the posterior end of the mantle, but all are fairly narrow and meet the head at a characteristically narrow neck. Females grow to be larger than males, weighing in at 1024g with mantles measuring 124mm. Males grow to be about 484g with mantles 91mm long. They are usually dark brown in color but may turn red when agitated. They are also able to mimic the color of the sand on the seafloor. The ocellus is a dark red brown and found directly beneath the eye between the second and third arm. It has been found in depths between 3 and 25m along the continental shelf of the Yucatán Peninsula.
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Octopus maya
Conasprella rainesae
Conasprella rainesae
Conasprella rainesae, common name Maze's cone, 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 Conasprella, these cone 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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Conasprella rainesae
Conus deynzerorum
Conus deynzerorum
Conus deynzerorum 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 deynzerorum