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Blue Iguana

Found in the island of Grand Cayman, the blue iguana is a species of endangered iguanas that are known for their bluish body coloration.This herbivorous iguana is one of the heaviest and longest-living species of lizards with a recorded lifespan of 67 years.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Iguania
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Cyclura
    Species C. lewisi
    Scientific Name Cycluralewisi

    Other Names Grand Cayman iguana, Grand Cayman blue iguana, Cayman Island blue iguana
    Length 5 ft (1.5 m)
    Weight Up to 30 lb (14 kg)
    Coloration Vary from dark grey to turquoise blue (females are dull, varying from olive green to pale blue)
    Distribution Cayman Islands (under the administration of the United Kingdom)
    Habitat Dense vegetation and forest areas
    Diet Dark leafy greens like collard greens and spinach, bulk vegetables like cabbage, carrots and broccoli, and fruits such as mangoes, bananas and strawberries
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season May to June
    Clutch Size 1 to 21 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 17th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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