The Cuban fauna is very rich on endemic species. One of the most beautiful endemic birds, the Cuban trogon (Priotelus temnurus), is the national animal of Cuba. This is due to the Trogons feathers, that exhibit the colors of the Cuban flag: red, blue and white.
By now more than 19.000 species of animals are known from Cuba and the most diverse group are the insects with more than 8.600 species. The mollusks have almost 3.000 species and about 1.300 different species of spiders are found in Cuba. Futhermore 42 species of mammals, 350 species of birds, 121 of reptiles and 46 of amphibians live in Cuba.
In our database we have already more than 15.000 species available, partly with pictures, common names in english and spanish and for many species the conservation status is listed on the species page.
In Cuba exist some very curious species. One is Eleutherodactylus iberia, the smallest frog of the northern hemisphere and one other eye-catching species is the hummingbird Mellisuga helenae, the smallest bird on our planet, less than 7 cm in size.