English : Grand Cayman blue iguana
French : Iguane bleu des Iles Caïmans
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Iguanidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
One of the largest and heaviest iguanas, reaching a total length of 1.50 m for a weight up to 14 kg. Large spiny crest, prominent dewlap, spiny scales around face. Color is grey with turquoise-blue tinge for males, olive-green for females.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to the island of Grand Cayman, in the Cayman islands, and only occurs in North Side and East End districts. Occurs in dry forests and scrublands, also farmlands.
IUCN RED LIST : ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species’ populations are increasing because of reintroduction programs but its future remains unsure as it now only occurs in small protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America