Native to Cuba and introduced in southern Florida.
Spend most of their time in trees; found especially in large trees under shade. Diet includes invertebrates and smaller vertebrates like lizards and tree frogs. Also will ingest fruit.
Length can reach up to 13 to 19 inches. Dorsum is bright green but can change to grayish-brown; small scales cover body. Displays a long, wedge-shaped snout and a tail with a serrated edge. Yellow or white stripe are under the eye and over the shoulder. Adhesive pads on center of each toe allows gripping when climbing. Males and females mate in the summer.
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