Welcome to Mauritius Reptiles

This website aims to increase awareness of Mauritian reptiles and we would like our website to be used by anyone that has an interest in the reptiles of Mauritius or reptiles in general. By raising awareness of this important group of animals we hope that our users will visit our website not just for information but to contribute to discussions, ask questions and enjoy.


"Why not post a photo of a reptile? We can help identify any species from the Mascarenes or just admire your photo!"


Northern islands view

What does our website have to offer?


Descriptions of the reptiles that can be found in Mauritius

The pages for the reptiles of Mauritius are designed give an overview which includes scientific and local names and to provide a brief description and show images of the reptiles.

View our photogallery on our flickr photostream

Its easy, just click on the link in the photogallery, you don't even need an account to view the photos but may want to get one if you want to share your photos with us in your own gallery.

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FAQ: Homepage

Are the grey pinky brown lizards that I see in my house at night Mauritian?

These lizards that you see at night, but also sometimes in the day are one of the introduced geckos that are not a Mauritian species. However, when one of the endemic day geckos are unhappy or cold they can also turn brown, but on careful inspection you will see that they do not have any claws and have red spots on their bodies.

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What is your favourite Round Island reptile?

Round Island boa (353)

Bojer's skink (208)

Round Island night gecko (193)

Telfair’s skink (185)

Günther's gecko (197)

Total votes: 1136