Cyclura rileyi cristata
Body length: 10.2 - 28 cm, Tail: 7.1 - 54.3 cm
Females average 474 g, Males 683 g
Estimated at 1,500
Occurs only in the island of white (sandy) in the southern exuma archioelago of the bahamas
It only takes one. The natural balance achieved by the White Cay rock iguana over some 7,000 years of isolated development was nearly was nearly destroyed y a single raccoon on the island. Before its own death, the voracious invader decimated the population. When left in peace, the iguana spends its time feeding on land plants, conserving water by excreting excess sodium and potassium via salt glands. With its one raccoon archenemy gone and rats removed from the island, the endemic iguana now has a chance to recover and live on.