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Higher Taxa Scientific Name
[Common name]
Legal control Distribution in Japan
Geoemydidae, Testudines, Reptilia Chinemys reevesii   [Photo]
  [Reeves' pond turtle]
Hokkaido and Okinawajima Is. There were also records from Kumejima (Okinawa Islands) ...
Geoemydidae, Testudines, Reptilia Cuora flavomarginata subspp.   [Photo]
  [yellow-margined box turtle]
Yes Unknown subspecies populations are established in Okinawa Islands (Okinawajima and Ku ...
Geoemydidae, Testudines, Reptilia Mauremys mutica kami   [Photo]
  [Asian brown pond turtle]
Yes Okinawa Islands (Okinawajima, Sesokojima, Akajima, Kumejima) and Sakishima Islands (M ...
Geoemydidae, Testudines, Reptilia Mauremys mutica mutica   [Photo]
  [Asian brown pond turtle]
Yes This subspecies is established in Kyoto, Osaka, and Shiga Prefs., and Iheyajima Islan ...
Chelydridae, Testudines, Reptilia Chelydra serpentina subspp. 2014-05-16 updated
  [Snapping turtle]
Yes Established in several ponds in Chiba and Shizuoka Pref., and possibly in Tokyo Pref. ...
Chelydridae, Testudines, Reptilia Macrochelys temminckii
  [Alligator snapper]
Yes Escaping turtles are sometimes reported. An alligator snapper laying eggs was capture ...
Trionychidae, Testudines, Reptilia Pelodiscus sinensis   [Photo]
  [Chinese softshell turtle]
Ryukyu Archipelago. Osumi Islands (Yakushima, Tanegashima), Amami Islands (Kikaijima, ...
Emydidae, Testudines, Reptilia Trachemys scripta elegans
  [red-eared slider]
Yes
Agamidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Japalura polygonata polygonata
  [Okinawa tree lizard]
Nichinan City, Miyazaki Pref., Ibusuki City and Yakushima Is., Kagoshima Pref.
Agamidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Japalura swinhonis   [Photo]
  [Swinhoe’s tree lizard]
Eastern side of Tenryu River in Iwata, Shizuoka Pref.
Iguanidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Anolis carolinensis   [Photo]
  [Green anole]
Yes Bonin Islands (Chichijima and Hahajima Islands), Okinawajima Island
Iguanidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Repftilia Iguana iguana
  [Green iguana]
Established in Ishigakijima Is. (Sakishima Islands). There are many reports of captur ...
Scincidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Plestiodon japonicus
  [Japanese skink]
Introduced to and established on Hachijojima, Izu Islands Group.
Gekkonidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Gekko hokouensis   [Photo]
  [Hokou gecko]
Recorded on Kanagawa Pref., Shizuoka Pref., Wakayama Pref., and Hachijojima Island (I ...
Gekkonidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Gekko japonicus   [Photo]
  [Japanese gecko]
Coastal parts of Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and peripheral islets.
Gekkonidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Hemidactylus frenatus   [Photo]
  [house gecko]
Major islands in Amami, Okinawa, Daito, Sakishima, and Ogasawara Islands.
Gekkonidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Hemiphyllodactylus typus typus   [Photo]
  [tree gecko]
Sakishima Islands (Miyakojima, Taramajima, Ishigakijima, Kohamajima, Iriomotejima, an ...
Gekkonidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia Lepidodactylus lugubris   [Photo]
  [mourning gecko]
Viperidae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia Protobothrops elegans   [Photo]
  [Sakisima habu]
Yes Southern part of Okinawajima Is.
Viperidae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia Protobothrops mucrosquamatus   [Photo]
  [Taiwan habu]
Yes Okinawajima Is. (Nago City and Onna Village)
Colubridae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia Amphiesma vibakari   [Photo]
  [Japanese keelback]
Izu Islands (Miyakejima and Mikurajima Is.)
Colubridae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia Elaphe climacphora   [Photo]
  [Japanese ratsnake]
Hachijojima Island (Izu Islands). According to literature, this species was found in ...
Colubridae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia Elaphe taeniura subspp.   [Photo]
  [Beauty snake]
Yes Central part of Okinawajima Island.
Typhlopidae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia Ramphotyphlops braminus   [Photo]
  [Brahminy blind snake]
Higher Taxa Common name [Scientific Name] Legal control Distribution in Japan

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