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Common name
striped anole (English)
Lacerta strumosa , Linnaeus, 1758
Ptychonotus (Trachycoelia) lineatus , Fitzinger, 1843
Norops lineatus , Savage & Guyer, 1991
Anolis lineatus , Daudin 1802: 66
Anolis lineatus , Dumeril & Bibron 1837: 146
Anolis lineatus , Boulenger 1885: 38
Anolis lineatus , Cope 1885: 181
Norops lineatus , Nicholson 2002 �
Similar species
Native to Curacao and Aruba in the Netherlands Antilles, Anolis lineatus is not widely distributed in its known introduced range of Suriname. The potential impacts of this species are not well known.
Species Description
Anolis lineatus has no distinct nuchal or dorsal crest consisting of high, pointed scales; its scales on the upper surface of the snout are smooth (Hoogmoed, 1981). The tail has a serrated crest and the tibia in adult specimens is shorter than the distance between the tip of the snout and the posterior margin of the ear (Hoogmoed, 1981). Body colour is grey with two longitudinal black stripes on the flanks and the dewlap is yellowish-orange with a black centre (Hoogmoed, 1981).
Habitat Description
In the garden on Suriname where Anolis lineatus had established a viable population, it was noted that they inhabited wooden and concrete poles of a fence and tree trunks (Hoogmoed, 1981). In its native range on Curacao, A. lineatus is known to occupy tree trunks in original vegetation as well as urban settings on fences, gardens and walls (Hoogmoed, 1981).

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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


Publication date: 2010-09-09

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Anolis lineatus. Downloaded from on 25-09-2021.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Anolis lineatus
  • aruba
  • curacao
Informations on Anolis lineatus has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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4 references found for Anolis lineatus

Management 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
Hoogmoed, M.S., 1981. Introduced Species of Reptiles in Surinam. Notes on the herpetofauna of Surinam VIII. Amphibia-Reptilia, Volume 1, Numbers 3-4, 1980 , pp. 277-285(9)
Reptiles Database, 2010. Anolis lineatus Daudin, 1802
Summary: Available from: [Accessed September 10 2010]
van Buurt, Gerard, 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Aruba, Cura�ao and Bonaire. Applied Herpetology 3: 307-321
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Anolis lineatus
striped anole
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Recommended citation
(2021). Anolis lineatus. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).