Bibron's Agama (Agama impalearis) is a rarely seen African Agama species that grows to approximately 25cm. Agama impalearis occurs in rocky areas of North Africa (predominantly Morocco), where it is diurnal, its main prey are arthropods but it will take small lizards as well as feeding on plant material.growing to up to 25–30 cm in total length, 15 cm of which is made up of the cylindrical tail. The dorsal scales are relatively large and each scale is the same size as all the others, it has some spikes on its neck and on the side of the head while the throat is wrinkled. The males are larger than the females. The dorsal surface is greyish green and is marked with brown spots while the head is blue with orange rims around the eyes. When breeding, the male's head and body turn coppery-orange while the rest of the body turning purplish-blue with paler rings on the tail. The females are mainly bluish grey with their backs coloured orangey-yellow and marked with red stripes.
Pic shows adult. Juveniles are brown
Pic credit: https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/1011/1855.jpeg
|LATIN NAME||Agama impalearis|
|ADULT SIZE||8-12in (20-30cm)|
|DIET||Insects and Salad|
|TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS||28-32C, with a basking site at 36-38C|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||48in x 18in x 18in (120cm x 45cm x 45cm)|