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Anolis porcatus (Cuban Green Anole)

Synonyms: Anolis carolinensis porcatus; Anolis principalis porcatus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cuban green anole (Anolis porcatus) is a species of anole endemic to Cuba, though introduced populations exist in Florida and on Hispaniola. It is part of the A. carolinensis clade of anoles.
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Invasive Species

The Cuban green anole, Anolis porcatus is thought to have been unintentionally introduced to the Domincan Republic. There have been signs of competition with the native A. chlorocyanus. While A. porcatus is most likely to displace A. chlorocyanus from disturbed or urban environments where it is most successful, it is thought that A. chlorocyanus will be able to persist in more complex, natural environments.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park II 175430 Cuba  
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve II 4859 Cuba  

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


Argiope trifasciata (Banded garden spider)[1]


USA (introduced to Florida), Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, Hispaniola: Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) aracelyae: Cuba Terra typica: Cuba.;

External References



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1Predation of herps by spiders (Araneae) in the Brazilian Cerrado, Fábio Maffei, Flávio Kulaif Ubaid, Jorge Jim, Herpetology Notes, volume 3: 167-170 (2010)
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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License