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Réunion Island ornate day gecko

Phelsuma inexpectata


This lizard is one of the smallest day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 12 cm at most. The body colour is dark green. Three red stripes extend from the snout to the neck. From behind the eye, a thick brown stripe and a thin green-white extend to above the front leg. The snout is partly dark blue. The back is covered with reddish-coloured dots, which are greatly reduced in females. The ventral side is off-white.


papaya, banana, pandanus, pantropic vegetation, coastal areas in the region of Manapany-Les-Bains and St.-Joseph.

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Saint-Denis, La Réunion, Reunion

Spotted on Jul 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 20, 2011

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