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Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis

Description:

The Carolina anole is a small to medium sized lizard, with a slender body. The head is long and pointed with ridges between the eyes and nostrils, and smaller ones on the top of the head. The toes have adhesive pads to facilitate climbing. They exhibit sexual dimorphism, the males being fifteen percent larger. The male dewlap (throat fan) is three times the size of the female's and red, whereas that of the female is white.Adult males are usually 12.5–20.3 cm long, with about 60-70% of which is made up of its tail, with a body length up to 7.5 cm and can weigh from 3–7g .

Habitat:

Wooded urban area in Miami, Florida

Notes:

Not shy at all. I was able to approach this little fellow and snap this shot to a distance of 15cm

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Alex Salcedo
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Alex Salcedo

Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 18, 2014
Submitted on Apr 2, 2015

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