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Anolis forresti (Watts' Anole; Watts' Anole)

Synonyms: Anolis wattsi forresti; Ctenonotus forresti

Wikipedia Abstract

Watts' Anole (Anolis wattsi) is a species of anole lizard that is endemic to the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. It is native to Antigua, and has also been introduced to Saint Lucia. A. pogus was formerly described as a subspecies of A. wattsi. The taxonomy of two further subspecies, sometimes described as A. schwartzi and A. forresti, is unclear. At a minimum, the three types are very closely related, and similar in appearance, ecology, and behavior. A. w. schwartzi is found on Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, and Nevis. A. w. forresti is endemic to Barbuda. \n* A.w.schwartzi on Saint Kitts \n* Male, Tobago
View Wikipedia Record: Anolis forresti

Invasive Species

Watt's anole, Anolis wattsi is a moderate sized lizard native to Antigua and Barbuda. It is widespread on St. Lucia and Trinidad, where it has displaced the native St. Lucia anole A. luciae in disturbed and urban habitats. A. wattsi is not as yet widespread in natural forest systems. There is concern that if it does it may cause further declines in A. luciae numbers on St. Lucia as well as compete with the native A. chyrsolepis on Trinidad.
View ISSG Record: Anolis forresti


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
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      
Leeward Islands moist forests St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
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


Parasitized by 
Parapharyngodon cubensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Spauligodon anolis <Unverified Name>[1]
Spauligodon caymanensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Thelandros cubensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Trichospirura teixeirai <Unverified Name>[1]


Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, St. Christopher, Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad wattsi: Antigua and associated isiets; according to Lazell, 1972, "on every coastal cay that supports more than herb stage vegetation"; introduced on St. L;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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