Habitat: Dry forest and thornbush
Range: South-western Madagascar
Natural Diet: Insects, nectar, and other invertebrates and small lizards
Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
Fun Animal Facts
It is one of the largests species of day geckos. Their body color varies from brownish-grey to greenish-brown. Standing's day gecko is diurnal and arboreal. Their toes have special adaptations which allows them to adhere to a variety of surfaces.
Conservation: Habitat fragmentation and destruction due to conversion to agricultural lands has had a detrimental effect on the free-ranging population numbers of this species. They are also overharvested for the pet-trade.