Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Green Iguana Iguana iguana

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Iguanidae [family]
Iguana [genus] (3)
iguana [species]

Classification

Iguanidae [family]
Iguana [genus] (3)
iguana [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Klein Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • No longer present (0) - Sint Eustatius
  • Natural distribution
  • N. America
  • S. America
  • Distribution description Mexico to Southern Brazil and Paraguay. Introduced in Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hawaii.
    Notes on presence status Introduced on St. Martin, a stray individual. Found in cargo shipment on St. Eustatius and later in 2016 a female was discovered on the island (Jesse et al, 2016). Iguana iguana from Saba was re-described as Iguana melanoderma in 2020 (Breuil et al., 2020).

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