The green iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana. It is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Usually, this animal is simply called the iguana. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. An herbivore, it has adapted significantly with regard to locomotion and osmoregulation as a result of its … Continue reading Green Iguana
These anoles are of small to moderate size for the genus, with a maximum known head-body length of 50 mm in males and 42 mm in females. They are slender and have relatively long snouts, superficially resembling Greater Antillean “grass-bush” anoles. Variation in colour is very pronounced in these lizards. The colour and pattern of … Continue reading Anguilla Bank Bush Anole
The Hawksbill is a small sea turtle known for its love of sponges and with the hawk-like beak, from which it gets its common name, enables it to reach into holes and crevices to find sponges and small invertebrates.
This large sea turtle is named after the green color of its body fat, a coloring that results from the Green Turtle’s unique herbivorous diet.
The Leatherback looks quite different from other species of sea turtle because it does not have a hard carapace like other sea turtles; it is instead covered by a grey/black layer of flexible and leathery skin. Its paddle-shaped front flippers do not have claws and are also extremely long, much longer than those of other … Continue reading Leatherback Turtle
The Loggerhead is named after its very large head, which looks like a big log. It is the largest species of hard-shelled turtle. From the time it is born to when it reaches its adult size, the Loggerhead will increase its weight by about 6,000 times. It also has a very thick beak and powerful … Continue reading Loggerhead Turtle