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Cuban Rock Iguana

Cuban rock iguana is a large species of lizard found in Cuba. It is one of the largest lizards found in the Caribbean and the largest of the West Indian rock iguanas. Males are much larger than females.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Family Iguanidae
    Genus Cyclura
    Scientific Name Cyclura nubila


    Other Names Cuban ground iguana, Cuban iguana
    Size Around 40 cm (16 in); largest recorded specimen measures 160 cm
    Weight Up to 15 lbs
    Color Males are dark gray to brick red while females are olive green with dark bands or stripes; limbs are  black with pale brown oval spots in case of both male and female and solid black feet
    Distribution Cuba (native); Puerto Rico (feral population)
    Habitat Mainly coastal areas
    Diet Mainly leaves, flowers, fruits; sometimes insects, snails
    Breeding Season May – June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 30 eggs
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan Around 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on March 23rd 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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