A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Reptiles & Amphibians

Black whip snake

Cat snake

Coin marked snake

Dwarf snake

Green toad

Kotschy's gecko

Loggerhead turtle

Ottoman viper

Pelasgian rock lizard

Snake eyed lacertid

Snake eyed skink

Spur thighed tortoise

Starred agama

Turkish gecko

Worm snake


For a more complete view see Matt Wilson's website



As far as I am aware there are six species of snake on Symi. The scientific classifications have changed in recent years so here I'm using the most up todate binominal nomenclature that I can find. They are; Coin marked snake (Hemorrhois nummifer); Dwarf snake (Eirenis modestus); Large whip snake (Dolichophis jugularis); Ottoman viper (Montivipera xanthina); Worm snake (Typhlops vermicularis); Cat snake (Telescopus fallax).