Cyclura nubila caymanensis •

Cyclura nubila caymanensis

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Cyclura nubila caymanensis, the Lesser Caymans iguana, Cayman Brac iguana, Cayman Island brown iguana or Sister Isles iguana, is a critically endangered subspecies of the Cuban iguana. It is native to two islands to the south of Cuba: Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which are also known as the Sister Isles due to their similar shapes and close proximity to each other. This subspecies is in decline due to habitat encroachment by human development and predation by feral dogs and cats. It is nearly extinct on Cayman Brac where fewer than 100 animals live, while Little Cayman supports a population of about 1,500 animals.

Detailed information
Full Name: Cayman Brac Ground iguana (Cyclura nubila caymanensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 06/22/1983 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Cayman Brac Ground iguana, Wherever found is known to occur: Cayman Islands
Federal register documents
Citation Page
06/22/1983 48 FR 28460 28464 Listing of 17 Species of Foreign Reptiles as End. or Thr. Species; 48 FR 28460-28464
01/20/1983 48 FR 2562 2566 Proposed Listing of 17 Species of Foreign Reptiles as Endangered and Threatened Species;
No recovery information is available for the Cayman Brac Ground iguana.
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