Lizards in Alabama

Alabama is home to 17 species of lizards, 13 of which are indigenous to the state. The remaining four of them – the brown anole, the Indo-Pacific gecko, the Mediterranean house gecko, and the Texas horned lizard – were introduced to the state and have become naturalized over time.

Several of these lizards are at risk of extinction, with the mimic glass lizard possibly becoming locally extinct in the wild. Other lizards threatened to go extinct include the coal skink and the southeastern five-lined skink.

Lizards in Alabama

Lizards of Alabama



  • Indo-Pacific Gecko
  • Mediterranean House Gecko

Glass Lizards

  • Eastern Glass Lizard
  • Eastern Slender Glass Lizard
  • Mimic Glass Lizard

Horned Lizards

  • Texas Horned Lizard


  • Eastern Six-lined Racerunner


  • Broad-headed Skink
  • Coal Skink
  • Five-lined Skink
  • Ground Skink
  • Northern Mole Skink
  • Southeastern Five-lined Skink

Spiny Lizards

  • Eastern Fence Lizard
  • Southern Prairie Lizard

Biggest Lizard: Broad-headed Skink

Most Common Lizard: Green Anole


1. Are there poisonous lizards in Alabama?

There are no poisonous lizards in Alabama.

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