One year ago today (October 12, 2020), my co-author Dr. Steven Johnson and I published our highly anticipated EDIS publication “Peters’s Rock Agama in Florida.” We are calling it our first “agamaversary.” First introduced to Florida through the exotic pet trade, Peters’s rock agama (Agama picticauda) were released from captivity and their population has expanded widely in central and south Florida. *Please note that two “s’s” in Peters’s is not a typo.
Males are striking because of their relatively large size compared to natives such as green anoles. Their most distinguishing characteristic is the male’s bright red or orange head, black body and black-tipped tail immediately preceded by orange coloration. Females have a more subdued, drab coloration. You too can take part in our 1-year Agamaversary by learning more about Peters’s rock agama in our UF/IFAS EDIS Publication “Peters’s rock agama in Florida.”
Gioeli, K. and Johnson, S. (2020). Peters’s rock agama in Florida. [UF/IFAS EDIS] https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/UW476
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