Central and Western Lava Lizard (Male), Santiago Island The Central and Western Lava Lizard (Microlophus albemarlensis) is one of 7 different species on the islands. Lava lizards grow up to a foot in length but are usually about five or six inches. Their color varies from mottled gray, or speckled copper to black with gold stripes. Males are more brightly colored and much larger than females. The throat is black and yellow in males but mostly red in females. This male refused to run away during a long photo session. Puerto Egas, Santiago Island.
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