Little is known about this mysterious and tiny reptile, an island inhabitant found living on the British Virgin Islands of Virgin Gorda, Tortola and Moskito Island.
Although it lives in arid environments, the Virgin Islands dwarf gecko’s tiny body stag means it struggles to retain wafer. For this reason, it spends most of its time hiding under rocks to prevent its body from drying the wettest months of the year. These geckos reduce their activity during the driest parts of the day. Due to its tiny size, the Virgin Islands dwarf gecko loses water 70 per cent faster than other gecko species.
Size: 18mm (0.7in)
Comparison: The size of a penny