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Anolis leachii (Barbuda Bank tree anole, Panther Anole)

Synonyms: Anolis bimaculatus leachi; Anolis bimaculatus leachii; Anolis leachi

Wikipedia Abstract

Leach's anole (Anolis leachii ) is a species of anole lizard that is native to Antigua and Barbuda, an island-nation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, where it can be found on both main islands. It has also been introduced to Bermuda. A relatively large anole species, it coexists with the smaller anoles A. wattsi on Antigua, and A. forresti on Barbuda.
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Invasive Species

The Barbuda Bank tree anole, Anolis leachii was accidently introduced to Bermuda along with the Barbados anole (A. extremus) probably in the early 1940's. In Bermuda, A. leachii successfully competes with the longer established and also introduced Graham's anole (Norops grahami), altering its microhabitat distribution. Introduced anole lizards including A. leachii (but mainly N. grahami) on Bermuda were shown to predate heavily on beetle species introduced for the biological control of introduced scale insects.
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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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dallas Zoo


Barbuda, Antigua and its satellites; introduced on Bermuda.;

External References



Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License