Endangered Reptiles of the Middle East
Show reptiles in the Middle East with profiles available.
Show all reptiles of concern in the Middle East.
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Common Name Range ***
African Spurred Tortoise Egypt
Bengal Monitor Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq
Black Sea Viper Turkey
Caucasian Viper Turkey
Common Tortoise Middle East
Cyprus Whip Snake Cyprus
Cyrtopodion amictopholis Lebanon, Syria
Darevsky's Viper Turkey
Desert Monitor Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
Egyptian Tortoise Egypt
Euphrates Softshell Turtle Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey
Fraas' Lizard Lebanon
Ganges Soft-shelled Turtle Pakistan
Gavial Pakistan
Gunther's Cylindrical Skink Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
Hoogstraal's Cat Snake Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Indian Softshell Turtle Pakistan
Jordanian Fringe-fingered Lizard Jordan
Lar Valley Viper Iran
Large-headed Water Snake Turkey
Lebanon Viper Lebanon, Syria
Leopard Fringe-fingered Lizard Egypt
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Middle East
Mount Bulgar Viper Turkey
Mugger Crocodile Iraq, Pakistan
Peacock Softshell Turtle Pakistan
Schreiber's Fringe-fingered Lizard Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey
Spotted Pond Turtle Pakistan
Wagner's Viper Turkey
Yellow Monitor West Pakistan through India to Bangladesh
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**What reptiles are listed here?:

The Middle East section of this site lists the folllowing reptiles appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Reptiles that dwell in or migrate to any area considered apart of the Middle East.
  • Reptiles that dwell in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Reptiles of Cyprus.
  • Reptiles of Egypt, Israel or any other transcontinental (with Africa or Asia) area.
  • Reptiles of the Mediterranean Sea and its islands.
  • Reptiles of the Palearctic.
  • Reptiles of Saudi Arabia.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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