Western Bearded Anole Anolis barbatus

Western Bearded Anole
Western Bearded Anole
The Western Bearded Anole is native to western Cuba (a different species, the Bearded Anole, is endemic to St Martins in the Lesser Antilles). The beard looks especially impressive when the anole extends its dewlap. The anole grows to some 18cm snout-to-vent length with tails a little shorter than that. Slow moving, since its main prey is snails, it is one of six large anoles, all native to Cuba, known as False Chameleons.