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Leiocephalus carinatus aquarius

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The L. c. aquarius Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus aquarius) is a subspecies of the Cuban or Northern Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus). The L. c. aquarius Lizard is native to Cuba, particularly the Southeast Coast of Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and the Guantanamo provinces.

In the early 1940’s, a variety of subspecies of the Cuban or Northern Curly-tailed Lizard were introduced into Florida’s southeastern coast. Over the past 60 years the lizards have rapidly spread, although they are not considered an invasive species of southern Florida. Leiocephalus carinatus aquarius Curly-tailed Lizards are common, and are not listed as endangered or as needing protection from international trade. The most distinctive feature of the lizard is, of course, its curling tail.

The L. c. aquarius Curly-tailed Lizard is an alert, fast lizard, but may bury itself in the sand when it feels threatened. The average lifespan of a curly tailed lizard is approximately 10 years. The L. c. aquarius Lizard is ground dwelling, although it can climb. They are often found basking on loose rubble or rocks near the ocean, but are also at home in more densely populated areas, such as the city. The L. c. aquarius Curly-tailed Lizard is also omnivorous.

See the Curly-Tailed Lizard for additional information.

L. c. aquarius Curly-tailed Lizard Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Phylum: Chordata
  - Class: Reptilia
   - Order: Squamata
    - Family: Leiocephalidae
     - Genus: Leiocephalus
      - Species: Carinatus
       - Sub-Species: Aquarius
 
 
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