Cuban Brown Anole

 

Native to Cuba, these anoles arrived initially on refugee boats and then in tropical landscape plants. Now spread throughout south Florida, they are responsible for reduced numbers of native Green Anoles. When defending their territory these anoles can change color from brown to dark brown or black. Mature males will develop crests called ‘roaches’ along their backs to attract females. Both sexes have highly variable decorative patterns on their backs.

Latin Name: Anolis Sagrei Sagrei

Habitat:Oak Hammock, Swamp

Diet: Insects

Species Alert! Exotic