Electric blue day gecko

Lygodactylus williamsi

gecko
IUCN Conservation Status –
Least Concern
Extinct In The Wild
Class: Reptiles
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae

Visit our Tropical House to spot this beautiful species.

Electric blue day geckos or turquoise dwarf geckos are native to a few small patches of forest in eastern Tanzania.

Their diet consists of very small insects, fruit and nectar.

Interesting facts!

  • These geckos vary in length from about 6-10cm. The male is a vibrant blue colour, and the female is a shimmering olive/green. Both sexes are bright orange underneath.
  • Their lifespan is believed to be up to 10 years.

Conservation

Classified as Critically Endangered, electric blue day geckos are threatened by illegal collection for the international pet trade and the destruction of its tropical forest habitat. The population is thought to be declining rapidly.