🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
こーれーぐすくぇー : kooreegusukwee | define meaning
- Okinawa tree lizard (sp. Diploderma polygonatum); Okinawa monkey lizard; Ryukyu japalure
From こーれーぐす【高麗胡椒】 koreegusu "chili pepper" and くぇー kwee, possibly from the verb くゎいん kwain "to eat".
This species' natural range includes the Northern Ryukyu Islands up to Yakushima island in the prefecture of Kagoshima. It can also be found in southern and eastern Kyushu, where it is considered to be non-native.