Marie Gallant Sail-tailed Anole - Anolis ferreus
Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1990
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
Threats to natives: Unknown
Species Account: This species is
native to the island of Marie Galante in the Lesser Antilles. An
immature specimen was captured near a Lee County reptile dealer in
1990, and from 1992-94, several adults and juveniles were observed
near the Fort Myers Country Club in ficus and citrus trees. Males
attain a length of 30.5 cm (12 in) and have a high tail crest. The
body is bluish gray to grayish brown and the eye turrets on the
large head are cobalt blue. The dewlap is gray at the throat and
pale yellow distally (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999).
Habitats: Low density suburban
development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small
|Not reported breeding
||Fort Myers (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.