Chameleon Info: Kinyongia Fischeri フィッシャーカメレオン

Conservation Status


Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Kinyongia Fischeri

English name:
Nguru Blade-horned Chameleon

Japanese name:





This is a two-horned chameleon on Nguru Mountain in Morogoro.

It is a vigilant species that jumps off and tries to escape if you put it on the hand.

Unlike other chameleons, the two-horned chameleons like this specie have a flat casque.

The ratio between the body and tail is about 2: 3, and the tail is long.

The blade horns are pretty solid and fight for the territory using it.

How to identify between similar species

two-horned chameleons are very similar, so it is difficult to identify.

Please refer to another post for how to identify the two-horned chameleon.


This species is endemic to Mt. Nguru, so you can only find it on this mountain.

For details on Mt. Nguru, please refer to Morogoro information.

Although the habitat is Mt. Nguru, it also lives in the forest near the mountain village (Mafuta village), so it is a good idea to ask local people to find it.

The position of the following marker is the forest where it can be found.

By the way, there are many Derema Chameleons in the same area.


Where to find

It seems that they often stop on branches about 1 to 3m high.


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