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

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 19, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Plazas Island,
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
19 August 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 18, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Bachas Beach
Santa Cruz Island
AKA Indefatigable Island
Galapagos Islands
Ecuador
18 August 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 17, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
foraging on algae in tidal pool along lava sea coast
Port Egas,
James Bay,
Santiago Island,
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
17 July 2007

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 16, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Punta Albemarle,
Isabela Island,
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
16 July 2007

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Marine Iguana Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 16, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Marine Iguana
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
sunning on cliff face
Punta Vicente Roca,
Isabela Island,
Galapagos Islands,
Ecuador
16 July 2007

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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.