About me Markus Roesch feels that reptiles have dominated his life since the age of 13. After he was allowed to gain experience with various species of geckos over the years, he today exclusively keeps animals of the genus Phelsuma. Although in some cases he has had up to 150 geckos in his possession, he appreciates both the enormous variation within the genus in terms of its appearance and the individual character of each individual animal. Since he has had great breeding success with his Phelsuma, he has made it his mission, to produce healthy offspring and thereby, to contribute to the sometimes time-consuming education in animal welfare. This is particularly important since many Phelsuma species are strongly threatened in their natural habitat and are preserved primarily by maintaining a stable population in captivity.
Guide to Phelsuma malamakibo
Phelsuma malamakibo reaches a size of about 140mm in total length. It is identified by the presence of a distinct dark lateral stripe on the neck and body with a white lateral stripe below it as well as a second thin dark stripe underneath the white one. The basic dorsal color is greenish with reddish brown spots arranged into three longitudinal rows on the neck and back.The ventral color is filthy-white. More
Phelsuma Pronki: Pronk’s Day Gecko
Phelsuma pronki, described in SEIPP, 1994, (Senckenb. biol, Frankfurt am Main, 74, 1/2. 193rd) is named for the explorer Olaf Pronk. The gecko was originally described based on several types: the Holotype is at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (SMF 75 950); the Paratype is at the Museum of Zoology, Dresden, (D 35 785).