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Green anole

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

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!

Habitat:

Tiny tropical island.

Notes:

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
AshleyT 7 years ago
Green Anole (female)
Anolis carolinensis Carolina anole


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5 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

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

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 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
AshleyT 7 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 7 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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