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
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
is one of those species. The Yellow-belly Damsel, Rapa Triplefin
are other species of fish that can be found swimming along the reefs. Other fish native to French Polynesia are the dragonet
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.