Anolis extremus (Barbados anole)
- Summary of Invasiveness
- Taxonomic Tree
- Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature
- Distribution Table
- History of Introduction and Spread
- Risk of Introduction
- Habitat List
- Biology and Ecology
- Latitude/Altitude Ranges
- Natural enemies
- Notes on Natural Enemies
- Means of Movement and Dispersal
- Pathway Causes
- Pathway Vectors
- Environmental Impact
- Threatened Species
- Risk and Impact Factors
- Uses List
- Detection and Inspection
- Similarities to Other Species/Conditions
- Prevention and Control
- Gaps in Knowledge/Research Needs
- Links to Websites
- Distribution Maps
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PicturesTop of page
IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Anolis extremus Garman, 1887
Preferred Common Name
- Barbados anole
Other Scientific Names
- Anolis extremus Schwartz and Henderson 1991
- Anolis roquet extremus Grant, 1959
- Dactyloa extrema Nicholson et al., 2012
Local Common Names
- Barbados: cock lizard (adult males only); green lizard; tree lizard
- Saint Lucia: zanndoli
Summary of InvasivenessTop of page
A. extremus is a medium-sized anole lizard native to Barbados, where it is found in most terrestrial habitats apart from grassland. There are six known introductions, two of which in Trinidad and Tobago are no longer present, and one in Florida could not be confirmed. Introductions to Venezuela, Bermuda and St. Lucia are all confined to disturbed or urban and suburban habitats, and the species is not considered as invasive, except in some of the urban and suburban areas of St. Lucia where it has replaced the native A. luciae. In its native Barbados A. extremus remains abundant and is not threatened.
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Chordata
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
- Class: Reptilia
- Order: Sauria
- Family: Iguanidae
- Genus: Anolis
- Species: Anolis extremus
Notes on Taxonomy and NomenclatureTop of page
The proposal to place A. extremus in the new genus Dactyloa was refuted by Poe (2013). A. extremus is part of the roquet group of Anolis of the southern Lesser Antilles (Yang et al., 1974). There are no subspecies recognized. The common name in its native Barbados is green lizard or tree lizard (Fields and Horrocks, 2011), and the adult males may also be known as cock lizards (Fields and Horrocks, 2009); outside its native island it is known as the Barbados anole. The common names zanndoli and extreme anole are also reported on St Lucia; zanndoli is a general name applied to all three Anolis species on the island (Daltry, 2009).
DescriptionTop of page
A. extremus is a medium-sized anole (Anolis lizard), snout-vent (body excluding tail) length up to 83 mm in males and 60 mm in females. Males mossy green, anterior trunk with dark brown to black markings, with or without small pale spots. Head with blue-grey or lavender. Underside yellow, dewlap orange with yellow to greenish scales. Females olive green, duller than males, and may have striped middorsal pattern (Schwartz and Henderson, 1991). Lazell (1972) and Schwartz and Henderson (1991) give diagnostic details of scalation. Lazell (1972) designated MCZ 6183 (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard; Garman collection) as the type specimen.
DistributionTop of page
It is widespread in its native Barbados, where it is found in most terrestrial habitats apart from grassland (Fields and Horrocks, 2011). There have been no attempts to locate the area of origin of any of the introduced populations, whether direct from Barbados or secondarily from other introduced populations.
Losos (1996) and Daltry (2009) provide the latest available maps of the distribution of the introduced populations of A. extremus in Bermuda and St Lucia, respectively. None of the other introduced populations have been mapped.
Distribution TableTop of page
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
|Continent/Country/Region||Distribution||Last Reported||Origin||First Reported||Invasive||Reference||Notes|
|Barbados||Present, Widespread||Native||Abundant in all parishes|
|Bermuda||Present, Localized||Introduced||Somerset Island; First reported: 1940s|
|Saint Lucia||Present, Localized||Introduced||Invasive||Expanding range; possibly displacing the native Anolis luciae|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Present, Few occurrences||Introduced||1965||Huevos Island, 6 pairs released|
|-Florida||Absent, Formerly present||1991||No verified records in Florida|
|Venezuela||Present, Localized||Introduced||Present in Caracas in 1960s; First reported: 1960s|
History of Introduction and SpreadTop of page
There have been at least five introductions of A. extremus, to four countries (Lever, 2003; Kraus, 2008).
In Bermuda A. extremus was first observed in 1953 (Wingate, 1965), apparently introduced via ships using the naval dockyard in the period 1940-1945 (Lever, 2003). It had not spread much further by 1974 (Roughgarden, 1992), and was still limited to an area of a few square km in 1991 (Losos, 1996; Bacon et al., 2006). This contrasts with another introduced species, A. grahami, which is found throughout Bermuda (Losos, 1996). A. extremus is regarded as firmly established but non-invasive in Bermuda.
In St. Lucia A. extremus was first observed in 1956, and by 1976 there was already an abundant, well-established population extending between Castries and Vigie, in the northwest of the island (Gorman, 1976). Sampling in 2009 showed that it had extended its range to an area of about 15 square km, but the species is still localized and confined to urban and suburban areas. Daltry (2009) recorded A. extremus in only one out of 55 forest plots sampled (near Vigie airport), compared to 51 plots for the native A. luciae, accounting for 3 and 507 individuals, respectively. There has thus been little penetration into natural habitats in the first 50 years of this introduction. Daltry (2009) describes the invasion of A. extremus in St Lucia and its implications for conservation in some detail.
In Venezuela A. extremus was first reported based on a personal communication to J. Peters (Peters and Donoso-Barros, 1970) in Caracas. Subsequently museum specimens from Caracas have been confirmed, and the species was observed in eastern Caracas in 2011 (Rivas et al., 2012). It is regarded as established, but localized and non-invasive.
Two introduced populations of A. extremus to Trinidad and Tobago have both become extinct. Boos (1967) introduced six pairs to Huevos Island (off Trinidad) in 1965 as an experiment, and at least two individuals were still present in 1976 (Boos, 1978), although neither Boos (1996) nor Charles and Smith (2008) subsequently found the species there. A second introduction was around the Holiday Inn hotel on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, in 1982 (Murphy, 1997). This is said to have originated from lizards released by a collector who was in transit from Barbados to another location (JC Murphy, personal communication). This population was extinct by 2004, and A. extremus is no longer considered to be present in Trinidad and Tobago (Hailey et al., 2009).
A reported sighting in the USA, from 1991-1994 around the Fort Myers Country Club, Lee County, Florida, by Bartlett and Bartlett (1998), and subsequently referred to by Meshaka et al. (2004), is unsubstantiated. The most recent survey of introduced herpetofauna in Florida (Krysko et al., 2011), and the State currently considers it as not confirmed to be breeding, if still present (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2013). Allen et al. (2013, Appendix S2, Herpetofauna introduced into peninsular Florida before 2001) consider A. extremus a failed introduction to Florida.
IntroductionsTop of page
|Introduced to||Introduced from||Year||Reason||Introduced by||Established in wild through||References||Notes|
|Natural reproduction||Continuous restocking|
|Bermuda||Barbados||1940s||Military movements (pathway cause)||Yes||Wingate (1965)||Most likely to Bermuda naval dockyard, first observed in 1953|
|Saint Lucia||Barbados||1950s||Hitchhiker (pathway cause)||Yes||Gorman (1976)||To the capital and port of Castries|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Barbados||1965||Intentional release (pathway cause)||No||Boos (1967)||6 pairs released to Huevos Island as an experiment|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Barbados||1982||Escape from confinement or garden escape (pathway cause)||No||Murphy (1997)||In transit from Barbados, released by collector?|
|Venezuela||Barbados||1960s||Hitchhiker (pathway cause)||Yes||Peters and Donoso-Barros (1970)||Observed in Caracas in 1960s|
Risk of IntroductionTop of page
There is no significant commercial trade in A. extremus as pets, at least into or through the USA (Powell et al., 2011). There is always some risk of further introductions to the wider Caribbean region via the horticultural trade or shipping, either from Barbados or from the introduced populations in the ports on Bermuda and St Lucia.
HabitatTop of page
Native populations occupy most terrestrial habitats, such as woodlands, gullies and residential areas, but not grassland (Fields and Horrocks, 2011). Introduced populations have been restricted to urban and suburban habitats in all areas, with limited spread into adjoining forest in St. Lucia (Daltry, 2009).
Habitat ListTop of page
|Terrestrial||Managed||Cultivated / agricultural land||Secondary/tolerated habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Managed||Protected agriculture (e.g. glasshouse production)||Present, no further details||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Managed||Managed forests, plantations and orchards||Secondary/tolerated habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Managed||Disturbed areas||Principal habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Managed||Rail / roadsides||Principal habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Managed||Urban / peri-urban areas||Principal habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Natural / Semi-natural||Natural forests||Secondary/tolerated habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Natural / Semi-natural||Natural grasslands||Present, no further details||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Natural / Semi-natural||Riverbanks||Secondary/tolerated habitat||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Natural / Semi-natural||Rocky areas / lava flows||Present, no further details||Natural|
|Terrestrial||Natural / Semi-natural||Scrub / shrublands||Secondary/tolerated habitat||Natural|
|Littoral||Coastal areas||Present, no further details||Natural|
Biology and EcologyTop of page
A. extremus shows a genetic divergence of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene of 8.3% from the sister species A. roquet from Martinique (Thorpe et al., 2005). That is a much greater degree of divergence than predicted from the molecular clock for this gene, and the proposed geological time of emergence of Barbados, and suggests either more rapid divergence between these two species, or an earlier time of emergence of Barbados.
Gorman et al. (1978) used electrophoresis to compare heterozygosity of introduced and native populations of A. extremus on Bermuda, St Lucia and Barbados. All introduced populations had fewer polymorphic loci and lower heterozygosity than native populations. This indicates loss of genetic variability during the introduction process, presumably due to a founder effect.
Giannasi et al. (1997) investigated possible hybridisation between A. extremus and other anoles on St Lucia, but found no evidence for this.
All female anoles lay a clutch of a single egg, often at intervals of only 1-2 weeks in productive habitats (Andrews and Rand, 1974). A. extremus breeds year round on Barbados, with peak reproduction rate in the rainy season (Nummelin, 1992).
Physiology and Phenology
Minimum size (snout-vent length) of mature individuals 46 mm in males and 42 mm in females (Lazell, 1972).
No specific information. As a medium-sized anole, a life expectancy of around two years is likely (Losos, 2009).
A. extremus is active throughout the year and does not hibernate or aestivate. In Barbados they are mostly seen in trees, on the trunk and on larger branches in the canopy, on low shrubs, on walls of buildings, fences and on the ground (Fields and Horrocks, 2009). Juveniles are commonly found amid forest floor vegetation (Nummelin, 1992). The headbob display behaviour has apparently changed in the introduced population on Bermuda compared to the native population on Barbados, although this observation has not been statistically confirmed (Macedonia and Clark, 2003).
Population Size and Structure
Exceedingly abundant all over Barbados, with an apparently balanced sex ratio (Lazell, 1972). No density estimates are available.
Feeds on ants, spiders, cockroaches, grasshoppers, insect larvae and occasionally fruit (Daltry, 2009).
Staats and Schall (1996) and Schall and Staats (1997) examined the blood of 28 A. extremus from Barbados but found no Plasmodium or haemogregarine parasites. Gastrointestinal helminths have been recorded in A. extremus introduced in Bermuda (Goldberg et al., 1995). Poulin et al. (2003) noted three species of metazoan parasites in a sample of 10 A. extremus, but without giving details of taxa or location involved. Goldberg et al. (1997) found the oxyurid nematode Parapharyngodon cubensis in A. extremus, but the location of the A. extremus is unknown (information from Bursey et al., 2012).
In Bermuda A. extremus prefers cooler areas than another introduced species, A. grahami (Schoener, 1970; Losos, 1996). These two species are otherwise similar in body size and habitat requirements, and show interspecific aggressive behavioural interactions (Losos, 1996).
ClimateTop of page
|Af - Tropical rainforest climate||Preferred||> 60mm precipitation per month|
|Am - Tropical monsoon climate||Preferred||Tropical monsoon climate ( < 60mm precipitation driest month but > (100 - [total annual precipitation(mm}/25]))|
Latitude/Altitude RangesTop of page
|Latitude North (°N)||Latitude South (°S)||Altitude Lower (m)||Altitude Upper (m)|
Natural enemiesTop of page
|Natural enemy||Type||Life stages||Specificity||References||Biological control in||Biological control on|
|Bubulcus ibis||Predator||Adults||not specific||N|
|Butorides virescens||Predator||Adults||not specific||N|
|Herpestes javanicus||Predator||Adults||not specific||N|
|Pitangus sulphuratus||Predator||All Stages||not specific||Bermuda||Y|
|Quiscalus lugubris||Predator||Nematodes|Juveniles||not specific||N|
|Scolopendra subspinipes||Predator||Nematodes|Juveniles||not specific||N|
|Tyrannus dominicensis||Predator||All Stages||not specific||N|
Notes on Natural EnemiesTop of page
On Barbados it is preyed upon by mongooses (Herpestes javanicus), green herons (Butorides virescens), cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis), Carib grackles (Quiscalus lugubris), the grey kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis), the centipede Scolopendra subspinipes, and domestic cats (Fields and Horrocks, 2009).
Means of Movement and DispersalTop of page
Vector Transmission (Biotic)
Not known or likely.
Most likely on horticultural produce, nursery plants, building materials or general shipping, or escaped pets.
The introduction of six pairs of A. extremus on Huevos Island, Trinidad, by Boos in 1965 (Boos, 1967) was deliberate, as an experiment by the curator of the local zoological gardens. The population persisted for about a decade (Boos, 1978) but then became extinct (Boos, 1996; Hailey et al., 2009).
Pathway CausesTop of page
|Escape from confinement or garden escape||Port of Spain (Trinidad) introduction of specimens released by collector, in transit from Barbados||Yes||Murphy (1997)|
|Hitchhiker||Likely for St Lucia and Venezuela introductions||Yes||Gorman (1976); Rivas et al. (2012)|
|Horticulture||Possible for Florida, USA introduction||Yes||Bartlett and Bartlett (1998)|
|Intentional release||First introduction to Trinidad for research||Yes||Boos (1967)|
|Military movements||Bermuda introduction to naval dockyard in 1940s||Yes||Lever (2003)|
|Nursery trade||Possible for Florida, USA introduction||Yes||Bartlett and Bartlett (1998)|
|Pet trade||Possible for Florida, USA introduction||Yes||Bartlett and Bartlett (1998)|
|Research||First introduction to Trinidad for research||Yes||Boos (1967)|
Pathway VectorsTop of page
Environmental ImpactTop of page
Impact on Biodiversity
Replacement of or addition to other Anolis species is the only likely impact of introduced A. extremus. Giannasi et al. (1997) investigated possible hybridization between A. extremus and the native A. luciae on St Lucia, but found no evidence for this.
Minor level of insect control.
Threatened SpeciesTop of page
Risk and Impact FactorsTop of page
- Abundant in its native range
- Highly adaptable to different environments
- Is a habitat generalist
- Capable of securing and ingesting a wide range of food
- Highly mobile locally
- Benefits from human association (i.e. it is a human commensal)
- Changed gene pool/ selective loss of genotypes
- Reduced native biodiversity
- Threat to/ loss of native species
- Competition - monopolizing resources
- Interaction with other invasive species
UsesTop of page
Minor level of insect control.
Uses ListTop of page
- Botanical garden/zoo
- Laboratory use
- Pet/aquarium trade
- Research model
Detection and InspectionTop of page
A. extremus is likely to be first noticed as an unusual anole unlike existing species in an area. Most areas suitable for A. extremus introduction will already have native or other introduced Anolis species. Schwartz and Henderson (1991) remains the most useful initial guide to identification, but identification should be confirmed by a taxonomic specialist, as there are hundreds of Anolis species potentially involved in introductions.
Similarities to Other Species/ConditionsTop of page
Prevention and ControlTop of page
Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label.
The great kiskadee (tyrant flycatcher, Pitangus sulphuratus) was introduced from Trinidad to Bermuda in 1957 to control introduced anoles, particularly A. grahami. It has been ineffective in controlling A. extremus or other anoles, but is implicated in the extinction of the endemic cicada and is becoming a major threat to native birds (Glasspool et al., 2007). Similarly, the introduced mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) preys on A. extremus in St Lucia, but apparently not enough to have a significant impact on their numbers (Daltry, 2009).
Daltry (2009) regarded island-wide eradication of A. extremus from St. Lucia to be neither necessary nor feasible, but suggested that removal by hand could be effective on a local scale. Her suggestions for management of the species were:
a) Listing as Unprotected under the Wildlife Protection Act.
b) Monitor the distribution and be vigilant for it invading the forest.
c) Support reptile conservation in other countries by prohibiting, screening and removing anole lizards from exported cargo.
Gaps in Knowledge/Research NeedsTop of page
Most work on introduced populations of A. extremus has focused on basic biological questions rather than invasiveness or consequences. This state is likely to continue as economic impacts of Anolis introductions are minor or negligible.
ReferencesTop of page
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