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Yellow-headed Dwarf Gecko

Lygodactylus luteopicturatus luteopicturatus

Description:

The Yellow-headed Dwarf Gecko is a small species of dwarf gecko with an average length of 80 millimetres (3.1 in). The body and tail are grey. Sadly, coloured geckos of the Lygodactylus genus have attracted the attention of the pet trade.

Habitat:

Rocky areas. Spotted here amongst rocks and trees near a remnant patch of coral rag forest by the beach. Distribution: southern Kenya, eastern Tanzania, and Zanzibar.

Notes:

Lygodactylus is a genus of diurnal geckos with approximately 60 species, commonly referred to as Dwarf Geckos. They are mainly found in Africa and Madagascar although two species are found in South America. While Zanzibar Island is famous for its spices and coral reefs, it is less well-known for its terrestrial fauna, which includes many species of reptiles.

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11 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Great pics!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Atul!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

wow ! this is so cool .

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you tibiprada!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Dan and Goody! New species on Noah:-)

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

Nice spotting !

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Wow! Incredible color!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Cool! Strange how its body is all grey.

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Unguja Kusini, Tanzania

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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