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Anolis aeneus (Bronze Anole)

Synonyms: Anolis gentilis; Anolis roquet; Dactyloa aenea

Wikipedia Abstract

The Bronze Anole (Anolis aeneus) is a species of anole lizard that is found in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles and South America. It is distributed on Grenada and throughout the Grenadines islands, and it has been introduced to Trinidad and Tobago. It can also be found in Guyana on the mainland.Males reach a length of 77 mm snout-to-vent. Its dorsal surface color is either pale gray, olive, or chocolate-brown, and it is marked with a pattern of mottling or fine speckles.
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Invasive Species

The bronze anole, Anolis aeneus is native to the Lesser Antilles and has been introduced and established on Trinidad since the early 1800's. Despite this, the negative ecological and economic effects of A. aeneus are not well known. It is regarded as 'invasive' on Trinidad in the broader sense of being able to expand its range and become abundant.
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Caribbean shrublands France, United Kingdom, Dominica, St. Lucia, Netherlands Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands      
Lesser Antillean dry forests Grenada, St. Lucia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Windward Islands moist forests Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes

Distribution

Lesser Antilles: Petit Martinique, Grenadines, Guiana, Grenada Introduced to Trinidad (Lazell 1972). Terra typica: None given. Restricted to Point Saline, Grenada by Lazell 1972.;

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Citations

Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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