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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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Not native to Florida
This large lizard is native to Central and South America and has become established in the coastal counties of South Florida and many of the Florida Keys. Non-native populations are also found in Hawaii and the the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Green iguanas are stout and up to 1.5 m (5 ft.) long from head to tail. They have a blunt snout and low crest along the back, long tapering tail and an extensible throat fan. Young iguanas are all green, adults can also have wide brown or blue-green bands. Can appear frightening and can run on hind legs, but they are actually docile herbivores.
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
University of Florida IFAS Extension page for iguanas
Date record last modified:
Mar 03, 2011