Fantastic least gecko

Fantastic least gecko

Fantastic least gecko, Fantastic sphaero

Sphaerodactylus fantasticus

The fantastic least gecko, or fantastic sphaero (Sphaerodactylus fantasticus ) is a species of gecko found in the Caribbean, on the islands of Dominica, Montserrat, and the Guadeloupe archipelago.


A medium-size gecko of the genus Sphaerodactylus. Dorsal scales are keeled in texture, acute to cycloid in shape, and slightly imbricate. Color pattern is sexually dichromatic, and varies greatly between subspecies.

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Dorsal ground color of both sexes is brown to ochre. The head color is light brown which may be with or without markings, which may include dark stripes broken into small brown spots, or spots that fuse to produce dark head with light stripes for spots. There is no dark scapular patch or ocelli in both sexes, a characteristic that frequently seen in other species. The dorsal coloration is (salt and pepper) mottled with light and dark scales, either of which may dominate. The tail may contain dark edged light ocelli (usually paired) irregularly arranged along dorsal surface. Throat grayish and distinctly lineate, with lines extending posteriorly from the tip of the snot. Venter is uniformly white or with dark spackling.

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Biogeographical realms

Endemic to the Lesser Antilles. Native to Guadeloupe (including some of its satellites like Marie Galante and La Desirade), Montserrat, and the western coast of Dominica.

Fantastic least gecko habitat map
Fantastic least gecko habitat map
Fantastic least gecko
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Habits and Lifestyle

This is a terrestrial species that occurs in a moderately wide range of habitats which are usually near the coast. These include mesic and xeric forests, beaches, hillsides and houses. During the day, it can be found (active) on piles of organic debris and leaf litter (in shaded situations). Also hiding under stones, logs, and piles of debris.



1. Fantastic least gecko Wikipedia article -
2. Fantastic least gecko on The IUCN Red List site -

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