Globally vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Amblyrhynchus cristatus
    • ? amblyrhincus
    • Amblyrhincus ater
    • Amblyrhincus cristatus
    • Amblyrhincus demarlii
    • Hypsilophus ater
    • Hypsilophus cristatus
    • Oreocephalus cristatus
  • English
    • Galapagos Marine Iguana
    • Fernandina Marine Iguana
    • Galápagos Marine Iguana
    • Sea Iguana
    • Marine Iguana
  • French
    • Amblyrhynche à crête
    • Iguane marin
    • Amblyrhynche
    • Iguane Marin
  • Spanish
    • Iguana Marina
  • German
    • Meerechse

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

billmiky

Date

February 18, 2014 08:43 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

danteal56

Date

November 9, 2009 12:39 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Santa Cruz Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus ssp. hassi

Observer

swampy

Date

March 21, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

They look like rocks!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

mia211

Date

May 1, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

mia211

Date

May 1, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

andybridges

Date

April 8, 2015 02:12 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

geomly

Date

May 1, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

geomly

Date

May 1, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 27, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small Ground-Finch
Geospiza fuliginosa
foraging on a Marine Iguana
James Bay,
Santiago Island
AKA James Island
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
24 August 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 27, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Seymour Island,
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
27 August 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 25, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
swimming
Fernandina Island
AKA Narborough Island
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
25 August 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 20, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Espanola Island
AKA Hood Island
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
20 August 2010

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Description from Wikipedia

The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m (30 ft) into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galápagos marine iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galápagos shore, but can also be spotted in...

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Conservation Summary

    No range data available.