Turquoise Dwarf Gecko Lygodactylus williamsi

Turquoise Dwarf Gecko male
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko female
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko male
The attractive Turquoise Dwarf Gecko, also called Williams' Dwarf Gecko and the Electric Blue Gecko, is endemic to a small region of Tanzania. It is facing extinction through illegal capture for the pet trade, exacerbated by habitat destruction. A captive breeding project is underway to try to ensure its survival.
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko male
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko male
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko male
They live only in the tops of screwpine trees (also endemic to their small region). Only the male is bright blue. Both have an orangey-yellow underside. Males are territorial and often one will defend a single tree.
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko female
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko female
Turquoise Dwarf Gecko female
The female is olive green with a range from brown to bright green and sometimes with a hint of turquoise.