Emoia cyanura can be found primarily in the Solomon Islands, but also ranges northward and east-ward through the islands of the Pacific Basin as far as Clipperton Island in the eastern Pacific (check out another species that calls this area home here), and in the Bismarcks in the west (Brown 1991). They are often found in open areas that have some sort of cover nearby like seashores, planted areas and gardens. Rarely are they found in forested areas, indicating their fondness of open areas like beaches (Schwaner & Ineich 1998).


They seem to be especially fond of warm, tropical climates and are almost only found on the coastal regions of the islands. They have been compared to a similar species, Emoia impar, whom inhabit very similar geographical regions on tropical islands. The Emoia impar differ from the Emoia cyanura in that they are almost always found in forested areas and are rarely seen in open areas, possibly indicating habitat selection based on competition (Schwaner & Ineich 1998).

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