Black-chested Spiny-tailed Iguana
Ctenosaura melanosterna
IUCN Status: Endangered
Range: Rio Aguán Valley and Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
Population: Less than 5,000 among 2 range areas
Size: Males average 9.5" in length and 1.3 lbs in Cayos Cochinos, max up to 12.5" length and 3.1 lbs. Males in Rio Aguán Valley are 2" shorter and half the weight.
Threats: Habitat destruction; Introduced predators; Over-exploitation for local consumption; Illegal international pet trade.
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IIF Grants Received