Crested anole Anolis cristatellus

Crested anole

The crested anole is native to Peurto Rico, it arrived in Dominica approximately 10 years ago, presumably as a stow away on a ship. This aggressive lizard is spreading throughout Dominica. Puerto Rico has a diverse Anolis assemblage, the Puerto Rican species is therefore adapted to competing with other Anolis species with similar ecological niches and so the Endemic Dominican Anolis has been displaced by the stockier, more aggressive intruder.

Location: Roseau; Dominica Status: Unknown Dimensions: (768x676)