Galapagos Reptiles Facts
& Information

  • Category:
    Reptiles
  • Number of Species:
    28
  • Endemic Species:
    19

Twenty eight species of reptiles have been recorded in Galapagos in recent times. Nineteen of these species are endemic to the archipelago, 11 of which are confined to single islands, and three species have been introduced.

Animal Chart
Group Species
Recorded
Status Endemic
Species
Indigenous
Residents
Marine
Migrants
Introduced
Tortoise 1 1 - - 1
Turtles 4 1 3 - -
Iguanas 3 3 - - 3
Lava Lizards 7 7 - - 7
Geckos 9 6 - 3 5
Snakes 3 3 - - 3
Sea Snakes 1 - - - -
Total 28 21 3 3 19
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