Its most distinctive feature is the absence or near-absence of a claw on the inner digit of its fore and hind feet. It has a stout body and a row of enlarged scales running along the underside of the tail. They are grey to greyish brown by day, fading to whitish when active at night. The head and body are speckled with light and the gecko’s flattened tail is constricted at the base, giving it a carrot-like shape
The sand lizard is also known as the dune lizard. It is part of the lacertid lizard family. The sand lizard is a ground dweller that forages for food in the vegetation. The male lizard can be identified by its green colour. The female is brown. Its length from head to tail is roughly 16 to 20 cm. The lizard has a relatively large head and blunt snout. At night and in cool or damp weather, the lizards return to their underground holes. The sand lizard is only active in sunny weather. They are voracious and chase anything that moves and fits in their mouths. Their diet consists largely of insects and other small invertebrates. When the temperatures rise during the day, the sand lizards retreat to their underground lair. Sand lizards dig burrows in which to hibernate. Males can begin hibernation from late August to early September but females often start to hibernate about a month later, in September or early October. Sand lizards emerge from hibernation in April and May.
Pleurotus ostreatus has a broad, fan or oyster-shaped cap spanning 5 – 25 cm. Natural specimens range from white to gray or tan to dark-brown. The margin is inrolled when young, and is smooth and often somewhat lobed or wavy. The flesh is white, firm, and varies in thickness due to stipe arrangement. The gills of the mushroom are white to cream, and descend on the stalk if present. If so, the stipe is off-center with a lateral attachment to wood. The spore print of the mushroom is white to lilac-gray, and best viewed on dark background. The mushroom's stipe is often absent. When present, it is short and thick.