First Recorded Introduction for the Saba Anole (Anolis sabanus) and an Overview of Introduced Amphibians and Reptiles on St. Eustatius
The Lesser Antillean island of St. Eustatius harbors two native anole species, the large Panther or Statia Bank and the smaller Schwartz’s or Saint Kitts Bank Bush Anole (A. schwartzi; max. SVL 53 mm). No exotic anoles had been reported for the island until a stray individual of the lizards Saba Anole (Anolis sabanus) was discovered in the harbor of Oranjestad, St. Eustatius in April 2016, marking the first recorded introduction of the species.
Research and monitoring