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Once considered one of the rarest iguanas in existence, the Utila spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) is named after the single island it inhabits and the whorls of enlarged spiny scales that encircle the tail. Spiny-tailed iguanas are one of only two lizard species that live exclusively in mangrove swamps, the other being the Green iguana. The Utila Spiny-tailed iguana is also known as the Baker’s Spiny-tailed Iguana, or Swamper.
Up to 76cm
around 300g to 600g
Life Span in Wild:
Up to 20 years
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What Do I Eat?
Mainly leaves and flowers, but will eat insects and crabs
Where Do I Live?
Island of Utila, Honduras
How Do I Live?
Diurnal, Arboreal, often lives in pairs or small harems