Fiji Banded Iguana Pictures

 
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Fiji Banded Iguana Photos Showing This Critically Endangered Lizard Native to Fiji and Tonga

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The Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus, also known as the South Pacific banded iguana, is a large green arboreal lizard native to Fiji and Tonga. It is endemic to these South Pacific islands, and likely evolved from iguanas that drifted there on floating debris from South America millions of years ago. As iguanas are New World lizards, the Fiji banded iguana and its relative, the Fiji crested iguana, Brachylophus vitiensis, are notable for being so geographically distant from all other iguana species. The Fiji banded iguana species is considered a national treasure in Fiji.

Fiji banded iguanas grow to about two feet and weigh around four pounds when fully grown. Females are generally solid green with some spotting, while males display a striking pattern of alternating green and light blue bands. They can change color to match their backgrounds, and the blue bands of males can darken when they are agitated. Their eyes are reddish-brown and they have yellow nostrils.

Fiji banded iguanas are vegetarian, feeding on fruit, flowers and tree leaves. They forage during the day and take shelter in treetops at night. They are listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, as they number fewer than 10,000 in the wild. Their habitat is being reduced due to agricultural development, fire, and to destruction by feral goats. They also face threats from introduced rats, mongooses and cats, which prey on hatchlings and eggs. The San Diego Zoo has a captive population of these iguanas, and they are sometimes sold in Europe as pets.

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Picture of a Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus, head

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Stock photo of a Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatusm, male. The bands of color on the male of this species change from green to either blue, grey or black, depending on mood. Females are usually solid green, ocassionally with blue spots or a few narrow bands

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Image of a Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatusm, male. The bands of color on the male of this species change from green to either blue, grey or black, depending on mood. Females are usually solid green, ocassionally with blue spots or a few narrow bands

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Photo of a Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus

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Picture of a Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus

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Stock photo of a Fiji banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatusm, head

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