This lizard belongs to the smaller day geckos, and can reach a total length of about 15–22 cm (6–9 in). The body colour is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the neck and the upper back. There are three rust-coloured transverse bars on the snout and head; the upper part of the skin around the eye is blue. On the lower back there are three tapering red bars. The tail is slightly flattened. The under side is off-white.
The gold dust day gecko inhabits the northern part of Madagascar. It can also be found on the island of Nosy Bé, the Comoros and Réunion island. The species has also been introduced to the Seychelles, and onto the Hawaiian Islands, where it is established on both sides of O'ahu, both sides of the Big Island, and on Maui (McKeown, 1993). It has also been spotted on Kauai. From Wikipedia
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