Common name : Leach’s giant gecko, New Caledonian giant gecko
Scientific name : Rhacodactylus leachianus
Family : Diplodactylidae
Native to : New Caledonia
Interesting fact : The gecko can detach its tail if threatened and can regenerate it.
Conservation status : Least Concern
It is the largest species of the gecko in the world at 14 inches. It has a body covered in baggy skin and a small tail. Claws and toe pads are adapted for climbing on trees. Active at night, they feed on insects, reptiles, fruits and nectar. Their life span in captivity is 20 years.