SINAI AGAMID LIZARD (Agama sinaita) - ©Garysspace — Great shot Gary!
The Sinai Agama is an agamid lizard. It is common in deserts around the Red sea.
- The length of the lizard is up to 25 cm, tail up to two thirds of the total length.
- The limbs and tail are long and thin and provide good climbing and running skills.
- Unlike other Agama species, the third (middle) toe is the longest instead of the fourth.
- Agama sinaita is active during daytime and feeds on insects and other arthropods and plants.
- While in heat, the colour of the male turns to striking blue to attract females. The female adopts brownish-red spots.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agama_sinaita
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By me - Agama sinaita, Petra, Jordan.
I was so excited to get this shot that I was shaking.