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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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

alecavilach

Date

August 2, 2014

Place

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Description

The marine iguana is only found in Galapagos Islands, it has a unique ability among lizards, to live in the sea, making it a marine reptile

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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

jcrowley12

Date

July 14, 2014

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Iguana Marina Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

keyko_cruz

Date

February 18, 2014 10:31 AM PET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Iguana Marina
Galápagos

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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

loarie

Date

May 1, 2013

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San Cristóbal Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus ssp. mertensi

Observer

paloma

Date

August 1, 2014 08:37 AM PDT

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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

paloma

Date

July 27, 2014 04:57 PM PDT

Place

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Description

juvenile

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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

paloma

Date

July 27, 2014 08:38 AM PDT

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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

brianmeehan568

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Santa Isabela, Galapagos, Ecuador (Google, OSM)

Description

A nest of baby Marine Iguanas found on Santa Isabela during a tour of the island.

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Santa Cruz Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus ssp. hassi

Observer

brianmeehan568

Date

May 31, 2014 01:44 PM PDT

Place

Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador (Google, OSM)

Description

One of many, many Marine Iguanas we saw on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands.

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Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

abr

Date

February 26, 2012 08:16 AM PST

Place

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What

Santa Cruz Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus ssp. hassi

Observer

john11

Date

January 31, 2012

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What

Galapagos Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

lucilleconrad

Date

July 11, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Galapagos Marine Iguana swimming in one of the Islands in the Galapagos

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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

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