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Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

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Originating from Madagascar, the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) is a fairly small gecko, growing to sizes ranging from 3 inches to 6 inches. They have no dominant coloration, and will be commonly seen in shades of orange, brown, yellow and even purple. This species of gecko is also referred to as the Eyelash Leaf-Tailed Gecko.

The Uroplatus family of geckos are referred to as 'Leaf-Tailed Geckos,' with their tails flattened and resembling a leaf. The Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko is no exception, with many of them sporting notches along the fringe of their tails, further resembling a leaf. As mentioned, they are also called Eyelash Leaf-Tailed Geckos due to the eyelash-like fringe above each of their eyes.

These oddly shaped bodies provide the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko with added camouflage from predators, and for blending into their surroundings when hunting. They are not very skittish or aggressive, except when two males are in close quarters.

If you are keeping one of these geckos in captivity, read our Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Care Sheet for their care requirements.

 
 
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