Cuban rock iguana (Cyclura nubila ), also known as the Cuban ground iguana or Cuban iguana, is a species of lizard of the iguana family. It is the second largest of the West Indian rock iguanas

(genus Cyclura ), one of the most endangered groups of lizards. A herbivorous species with a thick tail and spiked jowls, it is one of the largest lizards in the Caribbean. The Cuban iguana is distributed throughout the mainland of Cuba and its surrounding islets

with a feral population thriving on Isla Magueyes, Puerto Rico. A subspecies is found on the Cayman Islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Females guard their nest sites and one population nests in sites excavated by Cuban crocodiles. As a defence measure, the Cuban iguana often makes its home within or near prickly-pear cacti.

The numbers of Cuban Rock Iguana have been bolstered as a result of captive-breeding and other conservation programs. C. nubila has been used to study evolution and animal communication, and its captive-breeding program has been a model for other endangered lizards in the Caribbean.



Hatchlings, Big Babies, Yearlings


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Cuban Rock Iguana-Cuban-Rock-Iguana1.jpg Cuban Rock Iguana


Select options
error: Content is protected !!
Verified by MonsterInsights