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Utila spiny-tailed iguana / swamper

Ctenosaura bakeri

Description:

Species endemic to the island of Utila. Mostly relying on blending in with the environment they are not very shy. It is a critically endangered species. The locals like to hunt them. A gravid female is considered a delicacy. Really destructive way of hunting. Also the mangroves are being cut and filled up more and more to be able to build on this land.

Habitat:

Lives in the mangrove forests of Utila. A while back I read somewhere that they are one of the two species of reptiles that solely live in mangroves. They do lay their eggs on the beach though.

Notes:

You might have noticed the beads through the neck of the lizards in the pictures. This was a way to identify them if we would catch them again. Also some white stuff is visible just in front of the hind leg of the first photo, this is where a transmitter was attached to the iguana. For my internship I researched the behaviour of these beauties.

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Honduras

Spotted on Nov 6, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2013

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