Nigeria Leaf-toed Gecko
Photo credit: Brian Gratwicke

Nigeria Leaf-toed Gecko, Hemidactylus muriceu, is one of the several species of lizards in the family Gekkota, distinct from the Common Gecko, which exists in close range by the use of gapping and squeaking as part of its defensive behaviors. The Nigeria leaf-toed Gecko has narrow subcaudal scales. They feed on beetles, spiders, moths, flies, termites, ants, and occasionally insect larvae. Foraging occurs on the surface of rocks and their eggs are known to attach to the underside of rocks or bark.

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