Lizards Native to Florida?

What is the most common lizard in Florida?

The brown anole was introduced to Florida about a century ago, originating from Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas, and is now the most common lizard in many developed areas of Florida. Brown anoles rapid reproduction rate and prey on young green anoles has given them an advantage over green anoles.

What species of lizards are native to Florida?

Brown Anole. The brown anole was introduced to south Florida from the West Indies in the 1880s. ….Green Anole. Green anoles are common in not only Florida, but most of the southeastern United States. ….Eastern Fence Lizard. ….Tropical House Gecko. ….Mediterranean House Gecko. ….Green Iguana.

What are those little lizards in Florida called?

You may hear these little lizards called a number of things, but they are scientifically known as the Anolis Sagrei, or in english, the brown anole. They are abundant in south Florida where it is hot and humid year round.

Are the lizards in Florida poisonous?

There are not any known “venomous” lizards in Florida at this time, at least according to the definition of what “venomous” actually means, however, some of the state’s nuisance lizards do have a toxic saliva that can be transmitted via bites and handling.