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Being a terrestial animal, Calotes possesses well developed skeleton.. The skin of Calotes, ( like other reptiles) is covered with epidermal scales.. Calotes is typically brown or green.. The family of this lizard is Agamidae... Total length is up to 40 cm... It's diet feeds on crickets, grasshoppers, beetles and spiders.. It's colour ranges from brownish-buff to greyish..
Often seen on shrubs/ wall on the ground.. Scarce in dense forest ; absent in mountain grassland..
A sun loving lizard.. This lizard do no cause serious health problems with a bite... It is often called a "blood sucker", but it does not suck blood..It can swim, if necessary.. The body of Calotes is divided into tree regions: head, trunk and tail.. The small narrow neck joins the head with the trunk.. Lips are not there..The tail is long, twice the size of the body..
Spotted on Nov 28, 2020
Submitted on Dec 8, 2020