Status: Not currently threatened. Invasive in Florida.Range: N. Mexico to Paraguay.Habitat: Tropical forests.Food: A variety of vegetation including leaves, flowers and fruits.Reproduction: Females lay 28-30 eggs in a hole dug in the ground. Eggs hatch in about 3 months and the babies are bright green in color. There is no parental care of the offspring.Facts: Iguanas defend themselves with their sharp teeth, claws, and whip-like motions of their tails. A parietal eye is located on the top of the head and may function as a “light meter”, to assist in regulating their body temperatures. Its exact function is not known. Breeding males develop an orange color to their skin.