Reptiles of Hiroshima
There are 16 species of reptiles in Hiroshima Prefecture. They are 4 species of turtles, 4 lizards and 8 snakes. Most of them are found almost throughout Hiroshima, but geckos and red-eared sliders are small range.
Geckos mainly distributed costral parts and islands. The Tawa gecko (Gekko tawaensis) inhabits outcrops or rocky mountains and the Japanese gecko (G. japonicus) inhabits houses. The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is introduced as a pet, and are naturalized in Hiroshima-shi.