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Lined Day Gecko

Lined day gecko is a species of gecko native to Madagascar. However, it has been introduced to the Reunion Island as well. As it name suggests, the species is diurnal, but sometimes it can be active at night as well especially around house lamps that attract insects which is its chief food. There are three recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Gekkonidae
    Subfamily Gekkoninae
    Genus Phelsuma
    Scientific Name Phelsuma lineata

    Size 10 to 14.5 cm
    Color Mainly green with red dots on the back and between the eyes and nose; black and white or yellowish stripes extending from the nose down the flanks ending in front of the back legs
    Distribution Madagascar (native); Reunion Island (introduced)
    Habitat Moist, tropical environment, also found in manmade settlements
    Diet Insects
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months in captivity
    Average Lifespan 10 years or more in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 7th 2017 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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