Brown Anole

The Brown Anole ( Norops sagrei) is a lizard of the anole family that is native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced and is now common in southern Florida, other Caribbean islands, and elsewhere in the region. Its introduction in the USA has damaged stocks of the native Carolina Anole.

The Brown Anole is a slender lizard reaching about 18cm in length. Males and females differ somewhat in coloration: males have a dark stripe down their backs, females a light stripe. As in other anoles, the male has a brightly colored throat fan, which is yellow or reddish-orange. They are territorial and the fan is used in territorial displays.

Older classifications placed this species in the related genus Anolis