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Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

Uroplatus phantasticus

Description:

Nocturnal gecko hunting in the rainforests of Madagascar, it can be up to 6 inches in length although this one was around 3 inches. This gecko is a mottled brown colour unless you use a flash to really bring out the red and they get their name from the spiky protrusions above their eyes.

Habitat:

This species is currently listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Redlist with the major threats to its survival being rainforest habitat destruction and illegal harvesting for the pet trade.

Notes:

Used an off camera flash gun to bring out the red colours.

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59 Comments (1–25)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Helluva name :D absolutely awesome gecko. Thank you for sharing :)

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 3 years ago

Look at those colors! I love the Uroplatus geckos.

jcra-explorer15
jcra-explorer15 4 years ago

Beautiful spotting. The colors are pretty.

The GeoDex
The GeoDex 5 years ago

Beautiful colors.

SimonTempler
SimonTempler 7 years ago

i bread a few different kinds of leaf tailed geckos

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 7 years ago

OMG!!! What an Awesomeness!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

Cool

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

'Wow' is all I can come up with! :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

nice..:)

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

When you posted this, I was not a member of Project Noah. Good to find this and your other beautiful photographs. Thank you very much for sharing.

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics 9 years ago

thank you :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Gorgeous spotting! Just loved it!

Awesome!

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

fabulous!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

very cool!

Félix
Félix 9 years ago

Incredible, for this is why I joined the project... simply Bravo!

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 10 years ago

Incredible!

MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 10 years ago

spectaculaar!!

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 10 years ago

The eyes look like they are glowing in the second picture haha

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 years ago

That is one crazy looking gecko! Cool spotting.

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics 10 years ago

thank you everyone for your well wishes and great comments.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

congrats! very nice

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 10 years ago

Congratulations! Great picture.

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Congratulations.

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Congratulations! It is a beautiful gecko!

victoria.vikspics
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Ranomafana, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 28, 2011

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