Tarutao National Marine Park

Wildlife in Tarutao

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 32 species

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

Birds (Class: Aves)

Total 109 species

Pigeons and doves
Cuckoos
Nightjars and allies
Swifts
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Finfoots
Thick-knees
Plovers and lapwings
Sandpipers and allies
Gulls, terns, and skimmers
Boobies and gannets
Herons, egrets, and bitterns
Ospreys
Hawks, eagles, and kites
Barn-owls
Owls
Trogons
Hornbills
Kingfishers, Tree kingfishers
Bee-eaters
Rollers
Woodpeckers
Pittas
Cuckooshrikes and allies
Old World orioles
Ioras
Drongos
Monarch flycatchers
Shrikes
Crows, jays and magpies
Cisticolas and allies
Swallows and martins
Bulbuls
Leaf warblers
Tree-babblers, scimitar-babblers and allies
Ground babblers and allies
Starlings
Old World flycatchers
Flowerpeckers
Sunbirds and spiderhunters
Fairy-bluebirds
Waxbills and allies
Old World sparrows
Wagtails and pipits

Mammals (Class: Mammalia)

Even-toed ungulates (Order: Artiodactyla)
Chevrotains
Suids
Carnivorans (Order: Carnivora)
Cats
Viverrids
Primates (Order: Primate)
Macaques
Lutungs
Lorisids
Flying lemurs
Dugongs
Whales
Dolphins
Rodents (Order: Rodentia)
Squirrels
Treeshrews (Order: Scandentia)
Bats
Megabats

Turtles (Order: Testudines)

Sea and leatherback turtles
Softshell turtles

Lizards (Suborder: Saurina)

Geckos
Bent-toed geckos (Genus: Cyrtodactylus)
Rock geckos genus (Genus: Cnemaspis)
House geckos (Genus: Hemidactylus)
Four-clawed geckos (Genus: Gehyra)
Dwarf geckos (Genus: Hemiphyllodactylus)
Tokay geckos (Genus: Gekko)
Agamid lizards
Crested lizards (Genus: Calotes)
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
Skinks
Sun skinks (Genus: Eutropis, Toenayar)
Tree skinks (Genus: Dasia)
Monitors

Snakes (Suborder: Serpentes)

Terrestrial elapids
Kraits
King cobra
Colubrid snakes
Tree snakes
Wolf snakes & bridle snakes
Cat snakes
Pythons
Homalopsine water snakes
Mud snakes
Blind snakes
Blind snakes (Genus: Argyrophis, Gerrhopilus, Indotyphlops, Ramphotyphlops)

Amphibians (Order: Anura)

Narrow-mouthed frogs
Bullfrogs (Genus: Kaloula)
Shrub frogs
Whipping frogs (Genus: Polypedates)
True frogs
Fejervarya genus
Fanged frogs (Genus: Limnonectes)
Golden-backed frogs
True toads
Duttaphrynus genus
Ingerophrynus genus
Toads (Genus: Bufo, Phrynoidis)

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