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Green Iguana

Iguana iguana

Description:

Green Iguanas are herbivores and come (despite their name) in different colors. Depending on age of the animal and region of habitat they can appear blueish in color, or may range from green to lavender, black, orange, red and even pink often with black markings. They possess a row of spines along their backs and along their tails that help them to protect themselves from predators. Like many other lizards, when grabbed by the tail, the iguana can allow it to break, so that it can escape and eventually regenerate a new one.

Habitat:

Southern Mexico, to Central Brazil, Paraguay, Caribbean, and Bolivia. Some have also been introduced in Florida, where they are considered an evasive species and a serious threat to Florida's ecosystem and some endangered other species such as inter alia the Florida Burrowing Owl.

Notes:

This was a younger one

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1 Comment

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 9 years ago

never seen one with spots!!

BettinaK
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BettinaK

Parroquia Francisco Fajardo, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela

Spotted on Dec 12, 2008
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011

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