Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Middle East
ARKive image - Arabian sand gecko showing unusual webbed feet, an adaptation for extra grip on sand * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates
Status : Least Concern
Introduction
A small gecko with pinkish, translucent skin the tail is long with brown and white bands. The Arabian Sand Gecko has webbed feet for increased surface area, which improves digging and movement over soft sand. The male is more slender than the female. Endangered status is not evaluated
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
The sand gecko is most active at night, when it is assumed that it preys on insects and small invertebrates like the rest of its species.
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
Extensive webbing is also observed between the fingers for efficient sand burrowing

Sources :
http://www.ddcr.org/florafauna/Detail.aspx?Class=Reptiles&Referrer=Desert%20Geckos&Subclass=Geckos&Id=6

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