Culebra Giant Anole

The Culebra Giant Anole is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

a few specimens of the Culebra Giant Anole can be seen in museums. It was listed as federally endangered in the Endangered Species Act in 1977. More

Culebra giant anole still survives in these forests. Other vegetative zones, including the thick natural thorn thickets, palm forest types and cactus scrub associations, support diverse numbers of bird and reptile species. More

Culebra giant anole, Anolis roosevelti (also thought to have once been found on Vieques). Although we managed to succeed on the first count, A. roosevelti cleverly eluded us! Many of these pictures were taken by Luke, noted as (LM). More

The seldom-seen Culebra giant anole (a huge lizard), resides in the forested areas of Mount Resaca. Four species of sea turtles breed on Culebra's and Culebrita's beaches: the Atlantic loggerhead and green sea turtles, the hawksbill, and the leatherback. Leatherbacks may reach a length of 6. More

Common names

Culebra Giant Anole in English - English
Culebra Island giant anole in English - English
Roosevelt's giant anole in English - English
Roosevelts Anolis in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Polychrotidae
Genus : Anolis
Species : Anolis roosevelti
Authority : Grant, 1931