Anolis maynardi is a moderate sized anole, with a snout to vent length of 76 mm and a total length of 216 mm. It has a long pincer shaped snout, a pale green throat fan and prominent toe pads. Colouration is capable of changing through various shades of ochre and green to pale blue, gray and occasionally tan. There is a prominent light stripe that extends along the margin of the upper jaw to the insertion of the arm. The belly is pale green to gray. Generally, the body lacks any pattern, except when the lizard is excited or stressed where it can become an ochre colour and develop pale blue longitudinal lines that extend from the head onto the body.
Males are larger tan females with a throat-like fan, a more pronounced pncer-like snout and slightly larger post-anal scales. The long, narrowly constructed throat fan consists of pale yellowish-green skin with large green scales.
The long slender head is probably the most distinctive feature of A. maynardi and can make up as much as 40 % of the toatal snout to vent length.
Nothing is known about the biology of A. maynardi but the forceps-shaped snout suggests a unique feeding adaptation. (From Seidl & Franz, 1994)
Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Publication date: 2010-06-08
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Anolis maynardi. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1621 on 28-09-2021.