Cuban Brown Anole

Cuban Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei

The Cuban Brown Anole is an invasive species originally from Cuba, but came to Florida when it hitched a ride on some cargo. The males can grow as large as 7-8 inches long. They are brown, with lots of different patterns on the back, and males have a bright red flap on their neck called a dewlap. They are bad at sharing and take food and habitat away from our native Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis). (Invasive Ecology of Reptiles and Amphibians Dr. Steven Johnson & Dr. Christina Romagosa University of Florida, 2014)

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