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Gold dust day gecko

Phelsuma laticauda laticauda

Description:

Per Wikipedia: "This lizard belongs to the smaller day geckos, and can reach a total length of about 6-9 inches. The body colour is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the neck and the upper back. There are three rust-coloured transverse bars on the snout and head; the upper part of the skin around the eye is blue. On the lower back there are three tapering red bars. The tail is slightly flattened. The under side is off-white. The Gold dust day gecko inhabits the northern part of Madagascar. It can also be found on the island of Nosy Bé, the Comoros and Réunion island. This species has also been introduced to the Seychelles, and onto the Hawaiian Islands, where it is established on both sides of O'ahu, the Kona side of the Big Island, and on Maui. It has also been spotted on Kauai and the eastern tip of the Big Island."

Notes:

I always look on the banana trees just past the restrooms at the Makiki Nature Center, before the start of the trail and see the gold dust day geckos about 2/3 of the time.

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3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

I just got my visual fix for the day!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

What a neat Gecko!!

peter
peter 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this amazing Gecko with us, Joey! The colors are so wild!

JoeyCarlson
Spotted by
JoeyCarlson

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 7, 2011

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