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(engl: Chamaeleon)

Do chameleons adapt to the environment?

Depending on the species, chameleons have certain colour patterns that they can change quickly. The colour change, however, is mainly an expression of their physical and mental state. Their adaptation to the environment is rather insignificant.

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The chameleons eyes work independently. By lens curvature, they can measure the distance to their prey. The lens can be adjusted by 45 diopters, in humans only by 15.

Scientific Surname Chamaeleonidae
Order Squamata
Family Chameleons
Size male: 65 cm, female: 45 cm
Weight male: 700 g, female: 200 g
Reproduction after 160-180 days independent subadults hatch out
Distribution Madagascar
Habitat coastal, terrain with trees and bushes
Food Insects, small vertebrates, Leaves, Fruits
Livestock not endangered