Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.
First year: 1990s
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 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
Habitats: Low density suburban
development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small
|Not reported breeding
||Vicinity of Fort Myers Country Club (Bartlett and Bartlett
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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Photos from St. Lucia