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Carolina Anole

Anolis carolinensis


The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and some Caribbean islands. Other common names include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It is also sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its ability to change color from several brown hues to bright green. While many kinds of lizards are capable of changing color, anoles are closely related to iguanas[1] and are not true chameleons. The Carolina is a small lizard; male adults are usually 15 cm long in adulthood, about half of which is its tail, and it can weigh from 3–7 grams. Exceptionally, these anoles will grow up to 20 cm in length.


The species has been introduced into Hawaii and the Ogasawara Islands.



1 Species ID Suggestions

KimLomman 8 years ago
Carolina Anole
Anolis carolinensis Carolina anole

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. I moved the scientific name from the common name to the space reserved for Scientific name.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Really gorgeous species! And stunning captures Ange!

AngeSylvestri 8 years ago

Thanks @Shirezu and no thanks to Wiki ;)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Great spotting! Welcome to Project Noah!

Shirezu 8 years ago

This isn't a gecko, it's a Carolina Anole which is an introduced species in Hawaii.

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Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Feb 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2013


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