Nonnatives - Barbados Anole

Barbados Anole - Anolis extremus


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1990s

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: This species is native to Barbados and St. Lucia, but its existence in Lee County, Florida, is tenuous. Males attain a length of 19 cm (7.5 in) and are olive colored with dark blotches and light spots, with the greenish coloration of the sides and back of the body. The belly is bright yellow and the head is gray to gray-brown (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999).

Habitats: Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes 
LEE 1994


Not reported breeding Vicinity of Fort Myers Country Club (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999)


Bartlett, R. D., and P. P. Bartlett. 1999. A field guide to Florida reptiles and amphibians. Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, Texas. 278pp.

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