Sinai agama<<<< Back to reptiles
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Reptilia
- Order: Squamata
- SubOrder: Iguana
- Family: Agamidae
- Genus: Pseudotrapelus
- Species: Pseudotrapelus sinaitus
- Conservation status: Not Evaluated
- Habitat: arid, rocky
- Length: 18 cm (7 in) with tail
- Food: Omnivore
- Prey: Ants, grasshoppers, beetles, and termites.
- Predators: Snakes
- Incubation: 1.5 - 4.5 months
- Sexual Maturity: after 96 mm long
- Lifespan: 25 - 28 years
- Litter size: 5 - 9 eggs
- Distinctive Feature: Their instinct is to stand their ground and attack their aggressors
The Sinai lizard or Agama de Sinai (Pseudotrapelus sinaitus) is a lizard belonging to the Agamidae family, the genus Pseudotrapelus, and has the following synonyms: Agama sinaitia, Agama arenaria, Agama lichtensteini, Agama sinaitica, Trapelus sinaiticus, Agama neumanni, Agama straminea, Pseudotrapelus Sinaita.
She lives in the arid areas of the following countries: Southeast Libya, eastern Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Eastern Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
From this subspecies two subspecies are noted:
- Pseudotrapelus sinaitus sinaitus
- Pseudotrapelus sinaitus werneri
Food Sinai agama
The Sinai Lizard is active during the day and feeds on insects, other arthropods and plants.
Sometimes it happens to take sand holes when it comes quickly after ants or other insects on the ground.
Features Sinai agama
It has a length of up to 25cm, including the tail. The tail is long, thin and light, it allows the lizard to run quickly.
Unlike other members of the Agama genus, which had the fourth longest toe, the third finger (the middle one) of the Sinai Lizard is the longest.
A peculiarity of this species is the large opening of the ears behind the eyes and a tail that is one and a half the length of the body.
The average length is 18-20cm.
An agile and fast lizard, a fast-paced lizard, the Sinai Lizard is well-suited to the arid and rocky habitat.
How an animal is lifting his tail and using his long legs to avoid sticking to the hot ground while waiting for the leek.
Reproduction Sinai agama
Although during the year it is monotonous and difficult to notice, during the mating season the lizard of Sinai is easily recognizable by the blue color.
The blue color of the entire body or only the head and neck, resting the body remaining brown. The female is usually brown with red spots on the sides.
Reproduction takes place during the summer, between May and August in Israel. Amanadoi, male and female, become territorial during this time adopting battlefield positions to meet a rival.
The male climbs on a slightly higher stone and at that time communicates with the female.
After mating the female deposits 5 to 9 eggs of 150mm.
Did you know that:
Has the tail longer than the body?
Does the mating season become partially or totally blue?
Does other lizards of the same genus have the largest opening of the ear?