of the Comores
Comores host 27 species of reptile, of which no less than 14 species
and a further 7sub-species are endemic. Most of the Comores' endemic
reptiles are elusive forest skulkers; however, no visitor to the
Comores will fail to be delighted by the brightly-coloured Phelsuma
day-geckoes which adorn every wall and tree-trunk.
westerly Comores lack amphibians altogther, whereas Mayotte boasts
two species of frogs originating from Madagascar (Boophis tephraeomystax
and Mantidactylus granulatus).
comorensis, a day gecko endemic to Grande Comore
of many of the Comoro endemic snakes, geckos and skinks.
Summarised Reptile List of the Comores
occurrence on each island of the archipelago indicated.
list of scientific and popular publications on the reptiles (and two amphibians)
of the Comores.
only book currently to illustrate the reptiles (and two frogs!) of the
Comores is Amphibians
and Reptiles of Madagascar, the Mascarene, the Seychelles, and the Comoro
Islands by Friedrich-Wilhelm Henkel, Wolfgang Schmidt, Michael
Knothig (Translator), Friedrich-Wilhe Henkel, Hinrich Kaiser (Translator).
This book is available from Amazon
and other sources.