Phelsuma astriata astriata

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Phelsuma astriata astriata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Phelsuma
Species: P. astriata
Subspecies: P. a. astriata
Trinomial name
Phelsuma astriata astriata
Tornier, 1901

Phelsuma lineata astriata
Tornier, 1901
Phelsuma carinatum
Rendahl, 1939
Phelsuma carinatum maheense
Rendahl, 1939

Phelsuma astriata astriata is a subspecies of Seychelles small day gecko. It is a small, slender lizard with bright green colour that feeds primarily on insects. It is found on several islands of the Seychelles.


Its body is lime green with coloured dots and bars on the back. Those reddish dots sometimes form a mid-dorsal stripe, which can be very faint. Males often have a bluish or turquoise-coloured tail and lower back. On both sides of the snout, a reddish-brown stripe extends from the nostrils to the eyes. The undersurface of the body is off-white. These lizards reach a total length of about 14 cm.


This gecko is found on the Seychelles islands of Astove, Mahé, Praslin, Curieuse, La Digue, and Frégate.


This species is typically found on coconut palms and banana trees. It often lives near human settlements.


Phelsuma astriata astriata normally lays two 10 mm eggs. Seychelles small day geckos are not gluers; they do not stick their eggs to the sides/underside of items, but instead place them in safe, well-hidden areas. Incubation is generally 65 - 70 days at 82 degrees Fahrenheit.[1]



  1. ^ Day Geckos in Captivity, Leann and Greg Christenson, Page 113 (2002)