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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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60 Comments (1–25)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 11 months ago

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

WilliamsFamily
WilliamsFamily a year ago

Look at those colors! I love the Uroplatus geckos.

jcra-explorer15
jcra-explorer15 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting. The colors are pretty.

WilliamsFamily
WilliamsFamily 3 years ago

Beautiful colors.

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting. Thanks for sharing

SimonTempler
SimonTempler 5 years ago

i bread a few different kinds of leaf tailed geckos

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 5 years ago

OMG!!! What an Awesomeness!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 6 years ago

Cool

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

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

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

nice..:)

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 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 7 years ago

thank you :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Gorgeous spotting! Just loved it!

Awesome!

Uday
Uday 7 years ago

fabulous!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

very cool!

Félix
Félix 7 years ago

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

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Incredible!

MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 7 years ago

spectaculaar!!

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 7 years ago

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

KatCuff
KatCuff 8 years ago

That is one crazy looking gecko! Cool spotting.

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics 8 years ago

thank you everyone for your well wishes and great comments.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

congrats! very nice

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 8 years ago

Congratulations! Great picture.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Congratulations.

victoria.vikspics
Spotted by
victoria.vikspics

Vatovavy-Fitovinany, Madagascar

Lat: -21.26, Long: 47.45

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

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