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Animals in French Polynesia
French Polynesia have several different types of animals living in its tropical terrain. They live in both the rugged tropical high points and the ocean reefs that surround the islands. Some of these are unique and only found in the French Polynesian islands. Along with the unique they also offer a variety of common animals.

Several forms of birds are unique to the area. One is the Ultramarine Lorikeet. Two forms of pigeons that are found there are the Marquesan Imperial and the Polynesian Imperial Pigeons. Three types of Monarch birds live in the area the Tahitian, Iphis and the Fatuhiva. Found here are also four types of doves the Rapa Fruit, Gray-green Fruit, Makatea Fruit and the Polynesian Ground Doves. The endangered species the
Tuamotu Sandpiper
Tuamotu Sandpiper and Tuamotu Kingfisher are among the many birds native to this area.

Besides birds several species of fish can be found native to the islands. The
Marquesan parrotfish
Marquesan Parrotfish is one of those species. The Yellow-belly Damsel,
Rapa triplefin
Rapa Triplefin,
Cardinalfish
cardinalfish and
Dartfish
dartfish are other species of fish that can be found swimming along the reefs. Other fish native to French Polynesia are the dragonet and gobies.

Birds and fish are not the only unique animals to French Polynesia. Invertebrates can be seen as well. One such invertebrate is the Butterfly Nacaduba Catochloris. The invertebrates are the Dichelopaq anthrocodelta (leafroller moth), Raiateana oulietea (cicada), Rhyncogonus longulus (weevil) are also found in French Polynesia.

Common animals can be seen here as well. Whales that can be seen are common minke, Bryde's, Blue, Pygmy Killer, Ginkgo-toothed beaked, common rorqual and melon headed. Dolphins seen around the area include Fraser's, Long beaked and the rough-toothed.

French Polynesia is a land of many different animals both on land and in the sea. Everywhere you look you can find something new and amazing.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in French Polynesia.
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in French Polynesia
Fraser's dolphin
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Melon-headed whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Common minke whale
Bryde's whale
Blue whale
Common rorqual
Pygmy killer whale
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