Lesser Antillean Iguana Iguana delicatissima

Lesser Antillean Iguana
Lesser Antillean Iguana
The Lesser Antillean Iguana is a large arboreal iguana native to the Lesser Antilles. It has a group of bony protusions on its scaly head like a clump of hair. Males are charcoal grey or mid brown with an ivory-coloured head. Females have a greenish body with a yellowish ivory head. Juveniles are green and live in low shrub and bush whereas adults are usually higher in trees.
Lesser Antillean Iguana
Lesser Antillean Iguana
Lesser Antillean Iguana
Large males can be 1.2 metres long of which two-thirds is tail. Diet is vegetarian and they are important seed dispersers. They are critically endangered on all islands they inhabit by habitat loss/degradation, illegal hunting for meat, introduced feral predators and by interbreeding with introduced Green/Common Iguanas.