. This is the largest spiny-tail, with adults reaching over 3 feet. Abundant on the Mexican Gulf
Isla de la Bahia
Spiny-tailed Iguana. Very little is known about this species, which is restricted to the Isla de la Bahia, Honduras
Clark's Dwarf Spiny-tailed Iguana
. Less colourful than the Yucatan
spiny-tail, this species occurs on the Pacific
coast of central Mexico
. Now protected from exportation, except under permit, very few are seen outside Mexico.
Yucatan Dwarf Spiny-tailed Iguana
. One of the smallest and most colourful of the spiny-tails, found mainly on the
Yucatan Peninsula. Adult males reach about 10 inches in length.
Sonoran Spiny-tailed Iguana
. One of the largest of the Ctenasaurs
, it reaches about 30 inches in length. A large,
dark lizard, it is widely found in the northern Pacific
states of Mexico.
Roatan Island Spiny-tailed Iguana
. Very little is known about this species, which is restricted to Roatan Island
Central American Dwarf Spiny-tailed Iguana
. Found in the lowlands of Guatemala
and Honduras. Males may be
15 inches, females a little smaller.
Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana
. One of the largest spiny-tails. May reach 4 feet in length. Ranges along the
Mexican Pacific coast, with populations also found in Florida
, and other US counties. The common
spiny-tail of the pet trade.
Dwarf Spiny-tailed Iguana
. Ranges from Oaxaca
in Mexico to Nicaragua. One of the largest Dwarf forms, it may
reach 17 inches. Has only recently been introduced to the pet trade.
. Abundant through much of southern Mexico, from the Northernmost regions of the Yucatan
down towards Panama