- Category: Uroplatus giganteus
- Published on 25 September 2012
- Written by Luis C. Wiedemann
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As the name suggests, Uroplatus giganteus is truly a giant when compared to most other species. Hidden for years under the guise of the "white-eyed fimbriatus", it wasn't until 2006 that enough data was collected to elevate its status to it's own species. In many respects U.giganteus is very much like U.fimbriatus, however, there is an unmistakable morphological distinction between the two, the color of their irises. In contrast to the irises of U.fimrbiatus, U.giganteus sport a white coloration during the day and mostly white with thin red "veining" at night.
Habitat and Range
U.giganteus is found in the northern rainforests of the Montagne d'Ambre National Park
While specimens of Uroplatus giganteus are very uncommon in captive collections, care is similar to that of Uroplatus fimbriatus.