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Common name
bronze anole (English)
Synonym
Anolis gentilis , Garman, 1887
Anolis roquet , var. Cinereus Garman, 1887
Anolis aeneus , Schwartz & Henderson, 1991
Anolis aeneus , Nicholson et al., 2005
Similar species
Anolis trinitatis, Anolis wattsi
Summary
The bronze anole, Anolis aeneus is native to the Lesser Antilles and has been introduced and established on Trinidad since the early 1800's. Despite this, the negative ecological and economic effects of A. aeneus are not well known. It is regarded as 'invasive' on Trinidad in the broader sense of being able to expand its range and become abundant.
Species Description
Anolis aeneus is a moderate sized anole which is grey or greyish brown and sometimes speckled; with males growing up to 77 mm long from snout to vent (Gorman et al., 1978; Hailey et al., 2009).
Notes
Introduced populations of Anolis aeneus on Trinidad were only recognised as a separate species from the also introduced St. Vincent's bush anole (see A. trinitatis) in the 1950's (Kenny and Quesnel, 1959; in Hailey et al., 2009). Other introduced anole lizards on Trinidad include Watt's anole (see A. wattsi) and the Barbados anole (see A. extremus) the presence of which has not been reported since 1982 (Hailey et al., 2009).
Habitat Description
Anolis aeneus can occupy a wide range of habitats including open areas (Hailey et al., 2009), with substrates of mainly bushes and walls (White & Hailey, 2006).
Pathway
Anolis aeneus is capable of being dispersed unintentionally with the transport of people or commodities with its arrival on Trinidad thought to be linked to the large migration of French plantation owners to the then Spanish colony of Trinidad following the Cedula of Population in 1783 (Hailey et al., 2009).

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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

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Publication date: 2010-06-29

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2019) Species profile: Anolis aeneus. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1674 on 24-08-2019.

General Impacts
Little is known about the negative ecological or economical impacts that Anolis aeneus may have (Hailey et al., 2009). A. aeneus is known to be able to hybridise with other similar Anolis spp. such as the introduced A. trinitatis on Trinidad (Gorman et al., 1971). However, while this and competition was once thought to have contributed to the decline of A. trinitatis it is now hypothesised that this is due to the requirement for well-vegetated habitat and the increase of urban development (Hailey et al., 2009).
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  • grenada
  • saint vincent and the grenadines
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Little is known about the negative ecological or economical impacts that Anolis aeneus may have (Hailey et al., 2009). A. aeneus is known to be able to hybridise with other similar Anolis spp. such as the introduced A. trinitatis on Trinidad (Gorman et al., 1971). However, while this and competition was once thought to have contributed to the decline of A. trinitatis it is now hypothesised that this is due to the requirement for well-vegetated habitat and the increase of urban development (Hailey et al., 2009).
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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Mechanism
[1] Interaction with other invasive species
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Bibliography
9 references found for Anolis aeneus

Managment information
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
General information
Gorman, George C.; Paul Licht; Herbert C. Dessauer and Julius O. Boos, 1971. Reproductive Failure Among the Hybridizing Anolis Lizards of Trinidad. Systematic Zoology, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Mar., 1971), pp. 1-18
Gorman, George C., Y. J. Kim, S. Y. Yang, 1978. The Genetics of Colonization: Loss of Variability among Introduced Populations of Anolis Lizards (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Iguanidae). Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 27, 1978), pp. 47-51
Hailey, Adrian; Victor C. Quesnel and Hans E.A. Boos, 2009. The persistence of Anolis trinitatis as a naturalized lizard in Trinidad against hybridization pressure with Anolis aeneus. Applied Herpetology 6 (2009) 275�294.
Reptiles Database, 2010. Anolis aeneus Gray, 1840
Summary: Available from: http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species.php?genus=Anolis&species=aeneus [Accessed September 8 2010]
Strong, D., B. Leatherman, and B.H. Brattstrom. 1993. Two new methods for catching small fast lizards. Herpetological Review 24:22�23.
Waide, Robert B. and Douglas P. Reagan, 1983. Competition Between West Indian Anoles and Birds. The American Naturalist, Vol. 121, No. 1 (Jan., 1983), pp. 133-138
White, G.L. & Adrian Hailey, 2006. The establishment of Anolis wattsi as a naturalized exotic lizard in Trinidad. Applied Herpetology 3: 11-26
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