Wildlife in Seychelles
The Seychellois themselves call their home “Forever Eden” and with good reason. More than 1 000 flowering plant species and over 220 bird species are recorded, and insects, amphibians and reptiles abound – amongst them the smallest frog and the largest land tortoise in the world. Mammals are less abundant as is often the case with island ecosystems, with the most common being the famous flying fox, a large fruit bat.
There is a profusion of coral and marine life with more than 1 000 species of fish recorded and in excess of 250 hard and soft coral species occurring on the various reefs.