Group
Number of families
Total
Endemic
IUCNSL2007
Generara
Species/T
Genera
Species
Endemic Threatened Species
Other

CR

EN

VU

T"

NT

DD

Ex

Vertebrates

Fish

17

38

82/28

00

44

09

07

10

26

07

08

Amphibians

07

17

108/51

03

90

12

34

05

51

05

02

21

Reptiles

21

77

206/59

11

115

15

16

06

37

14

38

Birds

76

249

492/60

00

33

00

06

09

15

07

00

Mammals

34

85

131/46

02

16

02

07

04

13

02

00

Total

155

466

1019/244

16

298

38

70

34

142

35

48

21

Invertebrates

Bees

04

38

148

-

04

 -

 -

 -

-

-

-

Dragonflies

12

68

120/19

-

57

12

04

02

18

Aphids

01

46

84

00

02

 -

 -

-

-

-

Termites
04
28
59
-
01
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Ants

01

61

181

00

00

 -

-

-

-

Butterflies

05

05

243/66

00

20

02

09

02

13

01

Ticks

01

09

27

00

00 

-

-

-

Spiders

45

240

501

00

00 

01

01

-

02

-

Freshwater Crabs

01

07

51/37

05

51

23

08

06

37

08

05

-

Land Snails

68

60

246/33

05

204

15

12

05

32

09

152

Total

142 

 562

1660/155

10

339

 52

33 

16 

101

 18

159

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2011  © IMESH NUWAN BANDARA

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EASL - Endemic Animals of Sri Lanka

        Thousands of indigenous animals have been identified from Sri Lanka and there are much more to be described. While most of the vertebrates have been well documented, there is still a lack of data on several groups of invertebrates. Herpetology is a dynamic and diverse field in Sri Lanka and numbers of new species have been described recently. However ecological studies on Sri Lankan fauna have still not attained a satisfactory level and such studies should form the basis for conservation of wildlife in general.

 

 

Table: The updated nubers of faunal species of Sri Lanka. (last updated Aug 2011)