BAHAMIAN BROWN ANOLE

Anolis sagrei

The Cuban Brown Anoles are an opportunistic carnivore species native to Cuba and the Bahamas, seen foraging on small animals, animal eggs, and even resorting to cannibalism or feeding on the eggs and juveniles of competing anole species, such as the Bahamian Green Anole. They can reach up to 18 cm in length with long black markings down their light brown back, and are commonly found around residential areas. The throat fan, or dewlap, of males is typically a vibrant orange. They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.

Photo by David Palfrey

BAHAMIAN BROWN ANOLE