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Carpet Chameleon

Carpet chameleon is one of the smallest species of chameleon, endemic to the island of Madagascar. It can alter its color depending on the mood and environment. The species is known to be timid and shy.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Furcifer
    Scientific Name Furcifer lateralis


    Other Names White-lined Chameleon
    Size Up to 17 and 25 cm
    Color Males are green whereas females possess varied colorations including white, orange and yellow bands; the throats and lips of both male and female have stripes
    Distribution Madagascar
    Habitat Mixed woodlands and forests
    Diet Small insects, mosquitos, flies, insect larvae
    Predators Snakes, birds
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 8 to 23 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 6 months
    Reproductive Age 3 months of age
    Average Lifespan 2 to 3 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 4th 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 10th August 2018.

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