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The Knight Anole is also commonly referred to as the Cuban Night Anole, or simply the Night Anole, and the two spellings (knight and night) are used interchangeably. The scientific name of this species of lizard is Anolis equestris.

As its name suggests, the Cuban Night Anole is from Cuba. It has been introduced and spread throughout the southern regions of Florida as well. When these lizards are adults, they will reach lengths of 15 to 20 inches, making them the largest of the anole species.

Cuban Night Anoles are diurnal, but tend to hunt into the night as well while obtaining heat from low rock surfaces. Their diet consists mainly of insects while young, but as they grow they will eat small mammals and other lizards.

Along with being the largest species, they are also the most aggressive and territorial. Male Cuban Night Anoles will rise up as high as it can, bob their heads, extend their dewlaps, and open their mouths wide in an attempt to intimidate their enemy. Females puff up their bodies when threatened.

The Cuban Night Anole is a very hardy lizard to keep as a pet. Take care of it with this Kight Anole Care Sheet.

Take a peek to see what these lizard look like with our Knight Anole Pictures.

 
 
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