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Green anole

Anolis carolinensis


A wonderful pair of skittish anoles on an island tree. From tip of the nose to tip of the tail -- about 7 inches. Spotting number 500!


Tiny tropical island.


Reptiles, not native to Hawaii, which may represent two species (or perhaps one male and one female?). However, it is certain that the last two photos are of a female Anolis carolinensis, as indicated by her prominent white dorsal stripe.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 9 years ago
Green Anole (female)
Anolis carolinensis Carolina anole

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Thank you, DD! There are many more spottings to come... when I get around to uploading 'em.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Nice reptiles, too bad they are invasive. Congrats on half a grand!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

No problem! I didn't know how to tell apart males and females, thanks! Yes, she's got a pretty, white pattern on her back. :)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Oh haha I was looking at the 5th photo when I ID it. The prominent dorsal stripe on the greens means female, that first individual is questionable. Maybe just put in the notes the last 2 photos are a female and just leave the title at Green Anole? Side note, that female has a really pretty pattern!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Ashley, both individuals are female?

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Dec 5, 2013

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