Selected species include the endangered Fiji iguanas
.), orange dove
), and the red shining parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis
Fiji is notable for having an endemic family of primitive tree, the Degeneraceae, distantly related to magnolias. There are 27 native passerines
, including 4 endemic species, and 3 parrots, 4 pigeons, and a rail that are all endemic.
Tuamotus is an archipelago comprising 76 islands and coral atolls. Endemic species include the Tuamotu sandpiper
), which is now restricted to uninhabited, rat-free islands. The endemic parrot, the Henderson lory (Vini stepheni
), feeds largely on the nectar of 2 plant species, a degree of specialization unknown in nectarivorous birds elsewhere.
Tonga supports 419 angiosperm
plants and fern species with approximately 3% endemic, including some spectacular Hibiscus spp
. The Marquesas are among the most isolated archipelagos in the world and thus have a highly endemic biota. They support 320 native vascular plant
species with 42% endemism. Also present a fairly rich invertebrate fauna with a notable diversity of at least 78 land and freshwater snail species and 16 fruit fly.