coastal zones, the existing fauna is mostly hidrophilous, associated
to mangrove-tree communities, lagoons, and littoral marshlands.
Among the terrestrial reptiles, we can find the jubo de estera (Natrix
sipedon compressicauda), that is dispersed in a large area along
the coastal region.
Among other species one can find rodent mammals like the jutía
carabalí (Capromys prehensilis) and the jutía conga
(Capromys pilorides). The latter is the biggest and the most known
of the two. It is easy to domesticate, adapts to captive conditions,
and reproduces without difficulty.
Villa Clara province covers 8,413.13 km2 (3,248.33 sq mi) and an immense stretch of Cuba's popular northern coast incorporating the exotic Jardines del Rey islands of Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and [...]