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Graceful Chameleon

Graceful chameleon is a type of chameleon occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The species is diurnal and like other chameleons possess the ability to change colors. Females are a bit larger than males.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Chamaeleo
    Scientific Name Chamaeleo gracilis


    Other Names Slender Chameleon
    Size Up to 15 in
    Color Green, brown or yellow with a green stripe on the side
    Distribution Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia
    Habitat Forests
    Diet Crickets, fruit flies, mealworms, occasionally wax worms, other small insects
    Breeding Season Breeds twice a year – during dry season and at the end of the wet season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 20 to 50 eggs
    Incubation Period 6 months
    Average Lifespan Up to 8 – 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 6th 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 7th April 2017.

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