List of REPTILIA species in United Arab Emirates

This is a list of REPTILIA in United Arab Emirates according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Ptyodactylus orlovi Orlov's Fan-footed Gecko 127928326 LC
Trapelus jayakari 176221 DD
Caretta caretta North West Indian Ocean subpopulation Loggerhead Turtle 84127873 CR
Chelonia mydas North Indian Ocean subpopulation Green Turtle 142121108 VU
Chelonia mydas Green Turtle 4615 EN
Hydrophis stokesii Stokes' Sea Snake 176708 LC
Hydrophis viperinus Viperine Sea Snake 176711 LC
Hydrophis spiralis Yellow Sea Snake 176717 LC
Hydrophis schistosus Hook-nosed Sea Snake 176719 LC
Hydrophis cyanocinctus Annulated Sea Snake 176726 LC
Hydrophis ornatus Ornate Sea Snake 176737 LC
Hydrophis platurus Pelagic Sea Snake 176738 LC
Hydrophis lapemoides Arabian Gulf Sea Snake 176741 LC
Hydrophis curtus Short Sea Snake 176746 LC
Hydrophis gracilis Graceful Small-headed Seasnake 176765 LC
Stenodactylus slevini Slevin's Short-fingered Gecko 164584 LC
Cerastes gasperettii Arabian Horned Viper 164599 LC
Teratoscincus keyserlingii Keyserling's Wonder Gecko 164620 LC
Pseudocerastes persicus Persian Horned Viper 164640 LC
Diplometopon zarudnyi Zarudnyi's Worm Lizard 164643 LC
Scincus mitranus Arabian Sandfish 164651 LC
Acanthodactylus opheodurus Arnold's Fringe-fingered Lizard 164656 LC
Stenodactylus doriae Dune Sand Gecko 164683 LC
Acanthodactylus schmidti Schmidt's Fringe-toed Lizard 164695 LC
Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis Gulf Short-fingered Gecko 164699 LC
Bunopus tuberculatus Southern tuberculated Gecko 164718 LC
Mesalina brevirostris Blanford's Short-nosed Desert Lizard 164728 LC
Phrynocephalus arabicus Arabian Toad-headed Agama 164737 LC
Cyrtopodion scabrum Keeled Gecko 164748 LC
Echis omanensis Oman Carpet Viper 199580 LC
Asaccus gallagheri Gallagher's Gecko 199582 LC
Trachydactylus spatalurus Spacious Rock Gecko 199583 LC
Lytorhynchus diadema Diamond Snake 164769 LC
Pristurus minimus Arnold's Rock Gecko 199590 LC
Pristurus celerrimus Oman Rock Gecko 199591 LC
Trachylepis tessellata Tessellated Mabuya 199605 LC
Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus Saudi Fringe-fingered Lizard 199609 DD
Mesalina adramitana Hadramaut Sand Lizard 199611 LC
Omanosaura jayakari Jayakar's Lizard 199615 LC
Omanosaura cyanura Blue-tailed Lizard 199616 LC
Asaccus caudivolvulus 199842 LC
Uromastyx aegyptia Egyptian Mastigure 164729 VU
Trapelus flavimaculatus Yellow-spotted Agama 198524 LC
Pristurus rupestris Rock Semphore Gecko 131681739 LC
Ptyodactylus ruusaljibalicus Ruus al Jibal Fan-footed Gecko 127929835 LC
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Turtle 3897 VU
Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Turtle 8005 CR
Asaccus gardneri Gardner's Leaf-toed Gecko 125056919 LC
Asaccus margaritae Margarita’s Leaf-toed Gecko 125056968 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)