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Madagascar Giant Day Gecko

Madagascar giant day gecko is a species of large gecko found in Madagascar. However, it has been introduced to other parts of the world. As it name suggests, the species is diurnal and arboreal as well.

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

    Size Around 30 cm (12 in)
    Color Bright green with red to blue dots or bars on the back; the markings may be absent also; a red stripe runs from the nostril to the eye
    Distribution Northern and northwest Madagascar (native); also occur in Florida and Hawaii; introduced to Reunion Island and Mauritius
    Habitat Intact and degraded native forests, orchards, walls of buildings
    Diet Small insects, spiders, nectar and pollen from flowers, soft fruits
    Breeding Season Between December and June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 48–80 days
    Reproductive Age 12 to 14 months of age
    Average Lifespan Around 15-20 years 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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