Reptiles and amphibians along Corfu Trail

Reptiles and amphibians along Corfu Trail

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Corfu Trail: Starred Agama (Stellagama stellio)

The herpetofauna of Corfu presents increasing interest and is fairly well studied: based on the recent literature, 34 species of reptiles and amphibians (26 and 8 respectively) are estimated to occur on the island. Few of them have been long introduced on the island, such as the impressive Starred Agama (Stellagama stelio), which is met around the town of Corfu and the area of Agii Deka, on the Corfu Trail route.

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Corfu Trail: Dalmatian Algyroides (Algyroides nigropunctatus)

Among the around 10 species of lizards occurring in Corfu, of particular interest are the Ionian Wall Lizard (Podarcis ionicus) and the Dalmatian Algyroides (Algyroides nigropunctatus), which their distribution in Greece is restricted in its western part (west of Pindos ridge).

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Corfu Trail: Greek Newt (Lissotriton graecus)

Among the amphibians, the small but distinctive Greek Newt (Lissotriton graecus) has wide distribution both in stagnant (e.g. Korission Lake) and slightly flowing waters.

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Corfu Trail: Dice Snake (Natrix tessellata)

The increased rainfall of SW Greece provides opportunities for the presence of several aquatic biotopes on the island, from the largest wetlands up to small streams and flooded basins, resulting in the occurrence of both water-associated snake species, Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) and Dice Snake (Natrix tessellata).

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Corfu Trail: Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes)

The number of 11 snake species of the island is also noteworthy, most of them being completely harmless: the only ones bearing venom are the Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus, weakly venomous) and the well-known Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes), typically occurring in more dry and stony habitats with low shrub vegetation.

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Corfu Trail topoguide

Photos and descriptions of species of reptiles and amphibians of Corfu, that you will meet during the crossing of Corfu Trail are included in the digital guide Corfu Trail topoguide, created by AnaDigit.

Corfu Trail topoguide is a member of the Long Trails group. Long Trails group includes:

1. Corfu Trail
2. Menalon Trail
3. Nestos-Rodopi Trail
4. Ursa Trail
5. Long Pelion Trail
6. Epirus Trail
7. National Trail Ο22

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