A species of lizard from the Agamidae family, found in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. It can often be seen in the heat of the day basking on rocks or kopjes. The male’s head, neck and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body dark blue. The female is mostly brown and is difficult to distinguish from other female agamas..
The species has become a fashionable pet due to its coloration which resembles the comic book superhero Spider-Man.