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Anolis grahami aquarum (Graham's Anole)

Synonyms: Norops grahami aquarum

Invasive Species

The Jamaican anole Norops grahami was introduced to Bermuda from Jamaica in 1905 to reduce populations of the fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata). In 1958 it was observed to predate heavily on beneficial insect species brought in to control introduced scale insects, subsequently resulting in the introduction of the great kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus), now a serious threat in itself. More recently N. grahami has been observed to predate on, and compete with juveniles of the 'Critically Endangered (CR)' Bermudian rock lizard (Eumeces longirostris).
View ISSG Record: Anolis grahami aquarum

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  6.1 grams

Distribution

Jamaica, Bermuda Anolis grahami grahami western Jamaica; Cabarita I. off Port Maria; intergrades with A. g. aquarum. Terra typica: Unknown; restricted to Jamaica by O’Shaughnessy 1875. Anolis grahami aquarum: Portland and St. Thomas parishes. Terra typi; Jamaica, Bermuda Anolis grahami grahami western Jamaica; Cabarita I. off Port Maria; intergrades with A. g. aquarum. Terra typica: Unknown; restricted to Jamaica by O’Shaughnessy 1875. Anolis grahami aquarum: Portland and St. Thomas parishes. Terra typi;

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1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
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