Rock Iguanas

Cyclura is a genus of lizards in the family Iguanidae. Member species of this genus are commonly known as "cycluras" or more commonly as rock iguanas and only occur on islands in the West Indies.


Rock iguanas have a high degree of endemism, with a single species or subspecies restricted to individual islands.

The Allen Cays Rock Iguana was believed extinct in the early 1900s due to hunting by local fisherman.

The Andros Rock Iguana is a large dark colored species that may be decorated with yellow, orange, or reddish scales, especially among mature males.

Although this species used to occupy islands across the entire Puerto Rico Bank, it has been restricted to the island of Anegada since dense human settlement in the Caribbean. 

San Salvador and southern Exumas, The Bahamas

The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana, while still endangered, is an ongoing conservation success story. This powder-blue species once numbered only 10–25 animals left in the wild. 

Southwestern Dominican Republic and southeastern Haiti

This Critically Endangered subspecies of Cyclura nubila is found only on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac – two small islands situated about midway between Grand Cayman and Cuba. 

The Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana is small in size among the Cyclura and conservation of the adult population is critical.