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Marine Reptiles


Bob Fenner

 Eretmochelys inbriocota

The Marine Lizard of Galapagos: http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/Ecuador/Galapagos/Iguanas/Iguanas.htm, http://www.biology-x.com/biology-x/conolophus-subcristatus.html

Amblyrhynchus cristatus Carpenter, CC (1966), the Marine Iguana. Endemic to the Galapagos Islands. To 2-3 feet in length. Live on land, but feed on seaweeds underwater, diving to depths of 15 meters. Have long nails (for holding on) and laterally flattened tails (for swimming above and below water), sharp tri-cuspid teeth (for biting off algae). Genus name refers to short-nose of the species. Monotypic. http://www.unep-wcmc.org/species/data/species_sheets/iguana.htm~main http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Amblyrhynchus_cristatus.html http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/marineiguana.htm http://www.rit.edu/~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/MarineIguana.html http://www.oceanfootage.com/oceans/search/search/Marine+Iguana///?DVfSESSCKIE=9d7642a1322d4d884e0337ee01fd9d6415b77493 UW photo by Diana Fenner off Bartholome Island.

Are the iguanas of the Galapagos the only marine amphibians?  11/14/05 Hi there, I'd appreciate some feedback for this question: Are the iguanas of the Galapagos the only marine amphibians? I'm confused.... <Apparently... iguanids are reptiles, not amphibians> I read somewhere that there are no such things as 'marine amphibians' coz they drink and breathe through their skins and therefore ocean water would permeate through the skin constantly. <Yes> This seems feasible but is it correct? Thanks Michelle Wales U.K. <Bob Fenner, who has been to the Galapagos... and seen these lizards above and below water> 

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