Giant Day Gecko

Species name:

Phelsuma grandis


This species is largely found within tropical and subtropical forest areas in northern Madagascar. In this habitat, the giant day gecko eats insects, as well as other invertebrates, small vertebrates, fruit, pollen and nectar. This gecko moves very slowly, even when capturing prey. However, this species will move fast when startled and is recognized for seamlessly escaping enclosures.

Conservation Status: 

Least concern

Geographic Range:

Northern and northwest Madagascar, Florida, Hawaii, Reunion Island, Mauritius, and offshore islets