French Southern Territories

Terres australes et antarctiques françaises

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The French Southern Territories has fish native to only that area. Some names of these fish are:

  • Deep-water Spiny Plunderfish
  • The Kerguelen Sandpaper Skate
  • The Sailfish Pike
  • The Big-eyed Icefish
  • The Charcoal Icefish
  • The Red Icefish
  • The Aelita Icefish

The French Southern Territories has birds only native to that area. Some of the names of these birds are:


  • the Amsterdam Albatross
  • the Kerguelen Pintail
  • the Kerguelen Shag
The French Southern Territories has Reptiles and Amphibians native only to that area. Some of the names of these reptiles and amphibians are:



  • Insular Dwarf Gecko
  • Mabuya infralineata
  • Kergueleniola macra

The French Southern Territories

Normally the French Southern Territories is used for scientific research and not home to many tourists. However, The Marion Dufresne 2 will take some tourists around the territories in a 28 day tour to all the islands.