(Duméril & Bibron, 1836)
English : Lined flat-tail gecko
French : Gecko ligné à queue plate
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Gekkonidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to 27 cm in length. Body slender with long head and no skin fringes on sides and limbs. Clear yellow eyes. Coloration straw-yellow to light beige with longitudinal brown and black lines forming small groups on flanks and back.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to Madagascar and occurs in the eastern side of the island, from Brickaville to Marojejy and the Masoala Peninsula. Lives in lowland humid forests with bamboo patches, up to 600 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species still has a large range and isn’t threatened for now but loss of Madagascar forest and high levels of trade might become threats soon.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known