Frugivory, Anolis sagrei

Video taken in June 2010, in the Bahamas. This anole is having a feast courtesy of one of his main predators. The fruit is from the wild dilly bush, not an easy fruit to crack for an anole, but it doesn’t present a challenge for a hungry curly-tail lizard, searching for his daily portion of sugars and fibers. After the curly-tail had his fill, the anole moved in to devour the pulp. Video taken by Dave Steinberg.

About Manuel Leal

Manuel Leal is a professor in the Biology Department at Duke University. I grew up watching and/or chasing anoles. Although, I have studied anoles for over two decades, the more time I spent studying them, the more I realized that we have a lot to learn.

6 thoughts on “Frugivory, Anolis sagrei

  1. This is very unusual. Almost all reported cases of frugivory in anoles are by more arboreal species. Dave should write this up as a Herp. Review note.

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