Size: Up to 76 mm SVL*; 170 mm TL* The Cayman subspecies shows some small variation in colour from the Jamaican species. This lizard has tiny legs with smooth scales giving it a glossy look. It has a gray-brown body with darker lateral stripes extending from the snout through to the eyes and on to the sides of the body. The tail is pale yellow or orange. This lizard is quite striking due to the fact that the tail is such a different colour from the rest of the body. The belly is white or pale yellow. The galliwasps are very secretive and difficult to find. Habitat seems to be associated with Sea-grape trees near a beach or deeply shaded forests usually under leaves, palm fronds or debris. It seems to slither like a snake when exposed, racing away and disappearing into holes in rocks. Very little is understood regarding this lizard’s biology. It very likely its diet would consist of insects. Young are born live and number only two or three at a time.