Anolis porcatus is a ubiquitous species in its native range of Cuba, being found in all habitats except open areas and deep woodlands (Collette, 1961). It is thought to be a species that prefers forest edge habitats. Increasing human-caused habitat fragmentation on Cuba is thought to have contributed to its great abundance there (Collette, 1961). In its introduced range, found on trees A. porcatus appears to be most successful in significantly disturbed habitats, such as along streets or in small parks and other areas of intense human activity (Powell et al., 1988).
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: 2010-07-07
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