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This specimen is a juvenile and has a body length of about 5 inches excluding the tail. as far as I know it grows up to a length of about 10 inches. This species is present within the protected area on the NW-Panay Peninsula (M. Gaulke pers. comm. 2008). Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species. There is an urgent need to review the taxonomy of the Philippines Gonocephalus to better determine the distributions of the three species. Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to deforestation is considered to be the major threat to this species. There is an increasing threat from collection for the pet trade.
Range Description: This species is endemic to the Philippines, where it has been recorded from the islands of Negros, Mindanao and Panay (Northeast and Central Range 200 to 800 m asl). It may be present on Suigao, Luzon, Samar, Palawan and the Calamianes, but the presence here needs to be confirmed. The species' distribution in very unclear owing to misidentifications between this species and Gonocephalus interruptus and G. semperi. It has been recorded between sea level and 1,200 m asl.