Terrestrial Ecology

Reptile Survey

Reptile survey is a essential in ecological survey and monitoring. CHEC has most experienced in searching , catching and recording.

A Crested Tree Lizard (Calotes versicolor) recorded at Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The species can be seen widely in country side of Hong Kong.


Today Gecko (Gokko gecko). Photo taken at Ngong Ping (Cable car project). This largest gecko species is rather rare locally and only a few sightings being made and the first Hong Kong record was made in 1951.

Indo-Chinese Rat Snake (Ptyas korros). It is non-venomous. They normally occurs in open habitat such as grassy stream bank, edge of fish pond and shrubland. Mangrove Water Snake (Enhydris bennettii). It is mildly venomous. It normally inhabit in muddy coastal habitats such as shrimp pond, mangrove and estuaries.
Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator). It is non venomous. Tehy normally occurs in lowland ponds, stream and ditches in cultivated field.