Giant leaf-tailed gecko

  • Scientific name: Uroplatus fimbriatus
  • Size:baby
  • Breeding season:all year around
  • CITES:none


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The common flat-tail gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) is a gecko endemic to Madagascar. It is found in eastern Madagascar and on the islands Nosy Boharaand Nosy Mangabe. These geckos live in tropical rain forests. They reach a total length of 330 mm.

It is a large nocturnal gecko. Because the eyes are extremely sensitive to light, 350 times more sensitive than the human eye, the species is able to see in colors even at night. By day it plasters itself to a small tree trunk and rests head down. If disturbed it will raise its tail and head, open its mouth and scream.

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