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Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

Uroplatus phantasticus

Description:

Nocturnal gecko hunting in the rainforests of Madagascar, it can be up to 6 inches in length although this one was around 3 inches. This gecko is a mottled brown colour unless you use a flash to really bring out the red and they get their name from the spiky protrusions above their eyes.

Habitat:

This species is currently listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Redlist with the major threats to its survival being rainforest habitat destruction and illegal harvesting for the pet trade.

Notes:

Used an off camera flash gun to bring out the red colours.

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56 Comments (1–25)

Muckpuk
Muckpuk a month ago

OMG!!! What an Awesomeness!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 5 months ago

Cool

EnvUnlimited
EnvUnlimited a year ago

Nice!!!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

'Wow' is all I can come up with! :)

AliHp
AliHp a year ago

nice..:)

RiekoS
RiekoS a year ago

When you posted this, I was not a member of Project Noah. Good to find this and your other beautiful photographs. Thank you very much for sharing.

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics a year ago

thank you :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S a year ago

Gorgeous spotting! Just loved it!

Awesome!

Uday
Uday a year ago

fabulous!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

very cool!

Félix
Félix 2 years ago

Incredible, for this is why I joined the project... simply Bravo!

matimar1
matimar1 2 years ago

wow

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 2 years ago

Incredible!

MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 2 years ago

spectaculaar!!

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 2 years ago

The eyes look like they are glowing in the second picture haha

KatCuff
KatCuff 2 years ago

That is one crazy looking gecko! Cool spotting.

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics 2 years ago

thank you everyone for your well wishes and great comments.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 2 years ago

congrats! very nice

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 2 years ago

Congratulations! Great picture.

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Congratulations.

Congratulations! It is a beautiful gecko!

Felicitaciones por tener la especie del día...

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 2 years ago

wow awesome spotting

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

do we live on the same planet as him/her ?? - amazing !!!. Great photos too..thanks.

Province de Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

Lat: -21.26, Long: 47.45

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 28, 2011

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