Uroplatus ebenaui

Uroplatus ebenaui

Boettger, 1879

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Uroplatus ebenaui were originally discovered in Nosy Be, but can be found throughout the northern forests of Madagascar. Inhabiting the lower shrub areas approx 1-2m above the forest floor, they are one of the smallest Uroplatus species, reaching a maximum length of only 4in. This species very much resembles Uroplatus phantasticus, mainly distinguished buy it’s diminutive tail. True U.ebenaui can be found in the hobby, however the similar looking Uroplatus fiera are often times misrepresented as true U. ebenaui and keepers need to be careful to correctly identify which species they have before any pairing or mating.   The two species can be easily distinguished by the color present in the back of their throats; “true” U.ebenaui posses a black coloration while U. fiera sports a uniform pink coloration.

Uroplatus ebenaui

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