Common agama (Agama agama)

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Common agama on a rock

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  • An African species, the common agama is found in a range of habitats from urban to wild areas.
  • Mainly an insectivorous species, the common agama can also feed on vegetation and small reptiles.
  • Female common agamas dig a hole in which to lay a clutch of around 5 to 7 eggs.
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Common agama description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyAgamidae
GenusAgama (1)

Information on the common agama (Agama agama) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
red-headed rock agama.
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Common agama status

The common agama has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.

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References

  1. UNEP-WCMC (April, 2011)
    http://www.unep-wcmc.org
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Common agama on a rock

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