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Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana

Northern Bahamian rock iguana is a large and robust lizard found in the Bahamas. There are three subspecies of this species.

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

    Size Up to 150 cm
    Color Some shades of brown
    Distribution Bahamas
    Habitat Dry forest, coastal coppice, pine barrens, vegetative areas comprising mangrove and beach strand
    Diet Juvenile feed on plants and insects; adults are mainly herbivorous, feeding on leaves, flowers and fruits of a wide variety of plants, seldom consume insect larvae, slugs, crabs, dead birds, fungi
    Predators Dogs, feral cats, wild hogs
    Breeding Season Early spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 12 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 3 months
    Reproductive Age 6 to 9 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 40 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on February 12th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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