Reptiles & Amphibians of Belize


Belize has a wonderful variety of lizards, snakes and amphibians. From the prehistoric looking, very large Green iguana, to the world’s fastest lizard, the Black Spiny tailed iguana, to the Jesus lizard that walks on water.

Luckily, only a few snakes to be extra cautious of, like the Bothrops asper & the Coral snake. Simple word of advice, if you see a snake…walk the other way! Most are far more scared of you and will scurry off the second they see you, but the Bothrops asper is aggressive and will likely attack if approached. Most are very useful to have around, ridding you of far less desirable critters.

Bothrops Asper Mayan Coral Snake Redback coffee snake Speckled Racer Green Vine Snake Blunthead tree snake Tiger Rat Snake Basilisk Green Iguana Black Spiny Tailed Iguana Mexican Tree Frog Cane toad American crocodile Morelet's crocodile Green sea turtle Loggerhead sea turtle Hawsbill sea turtle Belize slider Hickatee