Similan Islands

Wildlife in Similan Islands

The list of species below are collected from various sources and publications, it is not necessarily complete nor accurate. Some species may have been extirpated from the park, may be historic data of rare migrant species or simply misidentified. We do our best to verify each record with the experts, particularly the rare species.

Marine species

Total 57 species

Galean sharks
Carpet sharks (Order: Orectolobiformes)
Ground sharks (Order: Carcharhiniformes)
Rays
Stingrays and relatives (Order: Myliobatiformes)
Skates and guitarfishes (Order: Rajiformes)
Ray-finned fishes
Eels
Filefishes and pufferfish
Mail-cheeked fishes
Perch-like fishes
Tunas and relatives
Seahorses, Pipefishes and relatives

Birds (Class: Aves)

Total 116 species

Pigeons and doves
Cuckoos
Swifts
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Plovers and lapwings
Sandpipers and allies
Pratincoles and coursers
Skuas and jaegers
Gulls, terns, and skimmers
Storks
Boobies and gannets
Herons, egrets, and bitterns
Ospreys
Hawks, eagles, and kites
Owls
Kingfishers, Tree kingfishers
Bee-eaters
Rollers
Barbets
Falcons and caracaras
Pittas
Ioras
Fantails
Drongos
Crows, jays and magpies
Cisticolas and allies
Swallows and martins
Bulbuls
Leaf warblers
Starlings
Thrushes and allies
Old World flycatchers
Flowerpeckers
Sunbirds and spiderhunters
Old World sparrows
Wagtails and pipits

Mammals (Class: Mammalia)

Primates (Order: Primate)
Macaques
Lutungs
Dolphins
Bats
Megabats

Turtles (Order: Testudines)

Sea and leatherback turtles

Lizards (Suborder: Saurina)

Agamid lizards
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
Monitors

Snakes (Suborder: Serpentes)

Blind snakes
Blind snakes (Genus: Argyrophis, Gerrhopilus, Indotyphlops, Ramphotyphlops)

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