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Brown Anole

Well-known as pet lizard, the Brown Anole is a reptile considered as a highly invasive species, with exceptionally high population densities. They are capable of expanding their range very quickly. They are known for their brightly colored dewlap.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Dactyloidae
    Genus Anolis
    Species A. sagrei
    Scientific Name Anolissagrei

    Other Names Bahaman anole, De la Sagra’s Anole
    Length 17.8–20.3 cm (7.0–8.0 in)
    Coloration Light to dark brown with bright orange and yellow dewlap in the male
    Distribution Native to Cuba and the Bahamas
    Habitat Relatively less arboreal, and are usually found on the ground or in low vegetation
    Diet Small arthropods including ants, grasshoppers, cockroaches, crickets, moths, mealworms, waxworms and spiders; also consume other lizards like the green anole, lizard eggs, and their detached tails or own molted skin; near the water, they eat small fish and aquatic arthropods
    Breeding Season March or April to August or September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Conservation Status ‘Secure’ (NatureServe)

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    Published on January 18th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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