Herpetofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • V. Rangasamy
  • C. Sivaperuman
  • G. Gokulakrishnan
  • P. Parthipan


The herpetofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Island is diverse and has not been much focused. We present a brief history of herpetofaunal exploration and an annotated checklist in this chapter. A total of 102 species of amphibians and reptiles were occurring in terrestrial and marine environments of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. IUCN status and Scheduled species of Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972 are also provided. Of the recorded species, 2 species were listed in Schedule I, 3 species under Schedule II, and 36 species under Schedule IV of Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.


Amphibians Andaman Distribution Reptiles Nicobar 



The authors thank the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, for providing the necessary facilities for carrying out the work. Our gratitude is also expressed to the Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Rangasamy
    • 1
  • C. Sivaperuman
    • 1
  • G. Gokulakrishnan
    • 1
  • P. Parthipan
    • 1
  1. 1.Andaman and Nicobar Regional CentreZoological Survey of IndiaPort BlairIndia

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