There are about twenty different amphibians (batrachians) and reptiles on the island of Nosy Komba.
FAUNA ON THE ISLAND
The Macaco makis, emblems of the island, live in group in the forests or near the plantations of fruit trees. Among the wild mammals, we can also find small rodents, such as rats, shrews, mice, bats.
There are about twenty different amphibians and reptiles, including many geckos, chameleons, snakes including boas and Leioheterodon madagascariensis snakes.
Crayfish, small crabs, eels, and hermit crabs live in streams and rivers where they feed on small algae, larvae and silt.
About twenty species of birds are listed, such as the railovy, also called the king of birds, the olive bee-eater, the souimanga, the green pigeon, the newton falcon, the kingfisher?
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There are many medicinal plants on the island which the people use as their main preventive or curative treatments.
The vanilla plantations are mainly located in the mountain of the island, where the hot and humid climate is favorable to the blooming of vanilla.
During colonial times, monks on the island had established an arboretum.