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Blue Spiny Lizard

The Blue Spiny Lizard is a species of lizards that are known for their large, pointed scales as a defense mechanism against predators. They are common in the world pet trade.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Sceloporus
    Species S. serrifer
    Scientific Name Sceloporusserrifer


    Length 13-36.2cm. (5-14 in)
    Coloration Blue shoulder; males have bluish green sheen visible on black
    Distribution USA, in the south of Texas and northeastern parts of Mexico
    Habitat Scrublands and rocky hillsides; stone and rock piles
    Diet Variety of invertebrates (especially flying insects)
    Breeding Season February-June
    Litter Size 6-18 live young
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (gives birth to live young)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Critically Endangered, Endangered

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    Published on January 30th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 23rd July 2018.

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