Herpetofauna

Being a small land mass, the number of herpetofauna species is limited. However, Statia boasts a genetically pure population of Iguana delicatissima, an endangered species that is endemic to the Lesser Antilles. It faces anthropogenic threats such as traffic mortality, free-roaming pets (cats and dogs), and entrapment in fences.

 

Saban dwarf gecko

  Saban dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus sabanus)

Giant woodslave Thecadactylus rapicauda

Giant woodslave (Thecadactylus rapicauda)

A bimaculatus female2 A bimaculatus male1 A bimaculatus male2 A bimaculatus4

Green tree lizard (Anolis bimaculatus)

A rufiventris eating iguana A rufiventris skin A rufiventris2 A rufiventris3 A rufiventris5Alsophis rufiventris1

Red-bellied racer snake (Alsophis rufiventris)

A schwartzi2 A schwartzi3 A schwartzi4Anolis schwartzi1

Little tree lizard (Anolis schwartzi)

Adult leatherback  Leatherback hatchling

Leatherback sea turtle

Ameiva erythrocephala1 Ameiva erythrocephala2

Red-faced ground lizard (Ameiva erythocephala)

Blind snake (fam. Typhlopidae)

Blind snake (fam. Typhloidae)

Eleutherodactylus johnstonei1 Eleutherodactylus johnstonei2

Johnstone’s whistling frog (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei)

Green turtle Green turtle2

Green sea turtle

Hawksbill

Hawksbill sea turtle

I delicatissima adult I delicatissima juvenile Iguana delicatissima1

Iguana delicatissima

Island least gecko Sphaerodactylus sputator1 Sphero sputator2 Sphero sputator3

Sphaerodactylus sputator

Woodslave Hemidactylus mabouia1

Woodslave

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