This website is a photographic database which aims to assist students or amateurs to identify reptiles in Hong Kong. The website includes all 94 local reptile species (16 turtles, 23 lizards and 55 snakes).

The content of this website is based largely on the now out-of-print classic book of Karsen et al. (1998), with recent updates on classification and local status.

Some scientific names of the reptile species have been changed since the publication of Karsen et al. (1998) and Ades & Kendrick (2004). This website revised the names and adopted the currently most commonly accepted scientific names. Here is the checklist (in pdf format) for user's reference.

Some species photos are unavailable at the moment. We will continue to update this database, and we welcome contribution of photos.


Last Update: 19 April 2013

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