Standing's Day Gecko | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Standing's Day Gecko

Phelsuma standingi


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Classed by the IUCN as ‘vulnerable’, the Standing's Day Gecko originates from the rainforests of Madagascar. One of the largest members of the Day Gecko family, this species grows to only 25 cm and has short limbs and a large head. Renowned for its dexterous abilities, they are highly arboreal and can cling to almost any surface.

Native Range →

Southwestern Madagascar

Natural Habitat  →

Shrubland and Forest

Diet  →

Insects and invertebrates

Life Expectancy  →

Unknown in the wild. 10-15 years in zoos

Breeding  →

2 eggs and a 70 day incubation period

Group Name  →

Unknown

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Hunting, illegal pet trade

Fun fact

Its flattened toe pads are covered on the bottom with scales called lamellae, this enables geckos to climb up steep, slick surfaces like glass walls or ceilings.

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