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Within the varied and abundant Cuban fauna, more than 160 reptile species have been identified, grouping them into snakes, turtles, lizards and crocodiles.

It is common when traveling any area of ​​the country to find lizards of different sizes, this is the family that most abounds within this group of animals.

Within them, the endemic Salamanquita stands out as one of the smallest reptiles in the region and the world.

Others similar as the tailed coiled iguanite, the green chipojo and the iguana are distributed throughout most of the national territory and are unique species of the Caribbean island.

For the bravest they will also be able to observe endemic others in some places of Cuba such as the imposing majá de Santa María and the dreaded Cuban Crocodile, the latter with a greater presence in the Cienaga de Zapata, Matanzas province.

If fauna and reptiles are concerned, there are more than 25 species of snakes, which although none are poisonous, are respected and feared by not a few inhabitants.

In many hotels located in beach areas and the keys, visitors can walk and frequently see iguanas of considerable size, but do not be scared because they are harmless.