Wildlife in Seychelles
The Seychellois themselves call their home “Forever Eden” and for 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 befits island ecosystems, with the most common being the famous flying fox, a large fruit bat.
Coral and marine life thrive in number and diversity with more than 1 000 species of fish recorded and in excess of 250 hard and soft coral species occurring on the various reefs.