Galapagos marine iguanas (Iguanidae: Amblyrhynchus cristatus) with a red rock crab (aka:Sally Lightfoot; Grapsidae: Grapsus grapsus) in the background, photographed at Punta Espinoza on Isla Fernandina on 22 September 2014.
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Marine Iguana | Amblyrhynchus cristatus
The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m (30 ft) into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galápagos marine iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galápagos shore, but can also be spotted in...