Project Description

Standing’s Day Gecko

Phelsuma standingi

Animal Class: Reptiles

Length: Up to 11 inches

Diet: Insects and nectar

Habitat: The thorn forest vegetation in southwest MadagascarStanding’s day gecko (Phelsuma standingi) is an arboreal and diurnal species of gecko. The species is endemic to southwest Madagascar; it is threatened by illegal collection for the international pet trade and habitat loss. It is among the largest living species of day geckos. Standing’s day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.