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Marine Iguana

Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Description:

Has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. Can dive over 30 ft (10 m) into the water.

Habitat:

Only on the Gal√°pagos Islands. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galapagos Marine Iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galapagos shore, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches.

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Amy Raybuck
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Amy Raybuck

Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 14, 2011
Submitted on Mar 21, 2011

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