Lau Banded Iguana

This lizard is found in trees, searching for food. They use their strong claws to grip and their tail for balance. Males have blue or green stripes along their body. Females are usually solid green but may have a few white or pale blue spots. These colours help them camouflage when they rest in the sun. Females dig burrows in nesting sites to lay their eggs. They lay around 5 eggs, and then head back to the treetops.

This iguana species is endangered and suffers from a range of threats including habitat destruction from logging and farming, invasive predators and the illegal pet trade


Least Concerned

Near Threatened



Critically Endangered

Extinct In The Wild