ⓘ Mabuya mabouya

                                     

ⓘ Mabuya mabouya

Mabuya mabouya is a species of skink found on certain islands in the Caribbean. It has shiny, bronze-colored skin, with a pair of light stripes that run along its upper flanks.

It was previously thought to be widespread throughout Neotropica, but a taxonomic revision in 2005, has established it as endemic to the lesser Antilles. It is practiced only in Dominica, where it is widely distributed in coastal areas and can also be found in cultivated highland areas. He also still present, although very rare, on Grenada, Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia. The population in Martinique and Barbados is considered to be extinct.

He was confused with M. bistriata, and so many accounts attributed to M. mabouya population of M. bistriata. Their relationship is still unclear. In Dominica, it can be confused with pleii Gymnophthalmus or Ameiva fuscata juvenile due to their similar appearance.