Threatened species of Sphenodon guntheri

Other Names:
Threatened species of Brother's Island tuatara

The greatest threat to Tuataras is predation from introduced species especially rats.


There are only about 400 Sphenodon guntheri  remaining.

 S.guntheri is considered as "Vulnerable" by the IUCN. CITES lists the species as "Appendix 1".

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST