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Gold Dust Day Gecko

Gold Dust Day Geckos are a species of dappled-colored lizards that are diurnal in nature (and hence the word ‘day’ in their name). Other than the nominate species, one more subspecies of this lizard has yet been recognized. They are quarrelsome, and do not tolerate other males (and sometimes, even females, other than mating season. These lizards are common in the pet trade.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Phelsuma
    Species P. laticauda
    Scientific Name Phelsuma laticauda

    Length 15–22 cm (6–9 in)
    Coloration Bright green or yellowish green (rarely blue), while on the lower back there are three tapering red bars, with three rust-colored transverse bars on the snout and head
    Distribution Mostly insectivorous, feeding on insects and other invertebrates, and other smaller lizards; also consume tender, sweet fruits, pollen and nectar from flowers
    Habitat Mostly in areas covered with large trees
    Diet Insects and nectar
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 22nd 2017 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

    One response to “Gold Dust Day Gecko”

    1. Glenn Gross says:

      I found a Gold Dust day gecko in my orchid greenhouse.
      I have never seen one before.
      I live in Lakeland, Florida and was wondering does it belong here in Florida? Is it an invasive species here in Florida? So far I have seen no mention of them being here in Florida.

      Any information would be helpful.

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