Tamatave Panther Chameleon Locale

Tamatave (also known as Toamasina) is a seaport city on the east coast of Madagascar. Panther chameleons from this area commonly have a green base color (but sometimes orange) dominated by red barring with some white speckles when displaying. Individuals from the Tamatave Panther chameleon locale also tend to have a darker red U bar on top of a background of lighter red-orange or orange-yellow. Some male Tamatave panthers have lots of white raised scales, especially on their faces. Like other east coast locales the U bar isn’t as well defined as the V bar of north west coast male panther chameleons.

The most similar locale to Tamatave is probably the east coast locale of Maroantsetra, which is the next locale heading north from Tamatave. While males from these two locales appear very similar, Maroantsetra males tend to have a yellow background color with green to orange bar coloration. The while raised scales are also very useful in identifying male Panther chameleons from the Tamatave locale.

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Sirama Panther Chameleon Locale

Sirama Panther chameleons (also known as Picasso’s) are often categorized within the adjacent Ambilobe Panther chameleon locale. Males from the Sirama Panther chameleon locale commonly have a yellow background coloration, with blue bars. Males from the Sirama locale also have raised red scales within the blue barring.

The red raised scales within the blue barring in Sirama males help to distinguish them from the blue barred color morph Ambilobe males.

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Sambava Panther Chameleon Locale

Sambava is a town in the north east of Madagascar. Male’s from the Sambava panther chameleon locale are characterized by an orange-yellow background color with a red-orange U bar. males from this locale also commonly incorporate some green coloration as well as dark pattern lines among the reds, oranges, and yellows. Another useful diagnostic characteristic is the white lateral line which often has a blue hue.

Males from the Sambava locale can often be difficult to distinguish from the Andapa Panther chameleon locale. This is not surprising given the close proximity of the two locales.

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Reunion Panther Chameleon Locale

The island of Reunion is an Indian Ocean island located off the east coast of Madagascar. Males from the Reunion Panther chameleon locale closely resemble males from Nosy Be, an island off the north west coast of Madagascar. It is thought that Panther chameleons were introduced to Reunion, and the similarity with individuals from the Nosy Be Panther chameleon locale indicate that this is where the original population founders came from.

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Nosy Radama Panther Chameleon Locale

Nosy Radama is an island off the north west coast of Madagascar. Male chameleons from Nosy Radama closely resemble males from the nearest populations on the mainland, namely the Ankaramy Panther chameleon locale. In fact, it is often extremely difficult to discriminate between males from the Nosy Radama panther chameleon locale, and males from the Ankaramy locale on the mainland. Males from both localities are commonly pink with blue crests and a solid unbroken white lateral line.

Some males from Nosy Radama can be differentiated from males from the Ankaramy locale by the fact that their coloration is more red than the pink males from Ankaramy.

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Nosy Mitsio Panther Chameleon Locale

Nosy Mitsio is an island off the far north west coast of Madagascar. Males from the Nosy Mitsio Panther chameleon locale are often called “Mafana” or “Soabana” Panther chameleons by breeders. Male nosy Mitsio panther chameleons are green with orange-red eye turrets, and slight red barring. When displaying, the body color typically changes to a vibrant yellow with green bars, with some bright red barring on the legs and tail, as well as around the eyes, lips, and in the gular region (pouch under the chin).

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Nosy Faly Panther Chameleon Locale

Nosy Faly is an islands off the north west coast of Madagascar, off the coast from Ambato and to the east of Nosy Be. Nosy Faly Panther chameleons are also known as “Oorana Meena” Panther chameleons among breeders in the pet trade. Nosy Faly males are characterized by blue, red, yellow, and white colors. Males from the Nosy Faly Panther chameleon locale typically have blue bars on a white background and red speckles over the body. They can also have yellow eye turrets and lips (especially at the rear of the jaw).

Nosy Faly males closely resemble blue bar morph males from Ambato, and males from Nosy Be. They can be distinguished from males from the Ambato Panther chameleon locale because while Ambato males have the white background color they lack the red speckling. Males from the Nosy Be Panther chameleon locale share the red speckling but lack the white background colors.

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Nosy Boraha Panther Chameleon Locale

Nosy Boraha (also known as Ile Sainte-Marie or St. Marie), is an island off the east coast of Madagascar. Males from the Nosy Boraha Panther chameleon locale are typically grey with slight burgundy barring and speckles. The barring is concentrated on the legs.

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Nosy Be Panther Chameleon Locale

Nosy Be is an island off the north west coast of Madagascar. Males from the Nosy Be Panther chameleon locale typically display green, blue, yellow, and red colors. The body is typically green with darker green bars, although some males are blue with darker blue bars. The lips, especially at the rear of the mouth, are commonly yellow, as are the eye turrets in some individuals. Red often radiates over the eye turrets, and red speckling is also commonly present on the head and the body.

Nosy Be males share the red speckling of males from the adjacent Nosy Faly Panther chameleon locale, but they lack the white background color characteristic of Nosy Faly males.

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Masoala Panther Chameleon Locale

The Masoala peninsula is located on the east coast of Madagascar. Males from the Masoala Panther chameleon locale typically have a green background color with burgundy bars. When displaying the body color changes to a yellow-green color.

Males from Masoala closely resemble males from the Maroantsetra and Sambava locales, and have often been said to look like a cross between the two. Specifically, Masoala males have body colors and patterns that resemble Sambava males, while the head more closely resembles the Maroantsetra males.

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