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Marine Iguana

Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Description:

The marine iguana is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m (30 ft) into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galápagos marine iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galápagos shore to warm from the comparably cold water, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches.

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AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Apr 30, 2012
Submitted on Apr 18, 2014

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