The Ambato Panther chameleon locale consists of a peninsula to the north of Ambanja. Males from the Ambato locale come in two color morphs, blue barred and red barred. The blue barred morphs are sometimes called “Turquoise Blue” or “Blue Diamond” Panther chameleons in the pet trade. The background body color is typically white with either blue or maroon barring. Ambanja males also commonly have yellow around the jaw and on the eye turrets.
Ambato Panther chameleons share color and pattern characteristics with males from the adjacent locales of Ambanja and Nosy Faly. Ambato males can be distinguished from males from the Ambanja locale by their whiter background color. Males from Ambato differ from males from Nosy Faly by the presence of red speckles on Nosy Faly males.
Map Showing the Approximate Location of the Ambato Panther Chameleon Locale in Madagascar
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Panther chameleon locale names usually refer to the nearest town. Use the controls to zoom out to see the approximate location of the locale on the island of Madagascar.