This gecko with huge eyes lives in the Namib Desert

This little gecko has translucent skin to camouflage, webbed feet to run on sand, and massively oversized eyes. 👀 Meet the Pachydactylus rangei.

Unique reptile in the Namib Desert

Here’s an original technique to clean your eyes. It’s the one used by this African species of gecko. It can only be found in the Namib Desert, which also extends to Angola and South Africa. This reptile, measuring 10 to 15 cm in length, has developed specific features in order to survive its environment.

First, its webbed feet allow it to dig a shelter to protect it from the heat during the day, but also to run fast on the sand. Its toes are also covered with microscopic hooks, which enhances their adhesion. To protect itself from predators, its translucent skin enables it to camouflage in the sand. To detect its prey, which includes any insects and arthropods it can find, this gecko relies on its huge eyes. It has no eyelids but a transparent membrane instead. To clean it, they simply use their tongue.

This is the Pachydactylus rangei, otherwise known as the Namib sand gecko.


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  • David S.
    03/15/2020 08:20

    Well designed.

  • Esraa A.
    02/29/2020 21:34

    سبحان الله

  • Freyja V.
    02/29/2020 17:02

    It is just gonna wind up in the pet trade possibly..

  • Galip Y.
    02/29/2020 12:41

    Sübhanallah ❤️

  • Sarmistha G.
    02/29/2020 10:05

    He is sweet

  • Richard M.
    02/29/2020 09:57

    favorite specie mo jahaha

  • စိုင္း ေ.
    02/29/2020 06:14

    Snapfire ?

  • Jbara Y.
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  • Mark W.
    02/28/2020 15:38

  • Jezreel P.
    02/28/2020 06:04

    fire spirit haha

  • Nurul A.
    02/28/2020 05:21

    Thats oscar😁😁...

  • Brevin A.
    02/28/2020 02:42


  • Nabilus N.
    02/27/2020 23:41

    Suit glace

  • Omar A.
    02/27/2020 23:34

    لو شكد مطبلوله هم اكتله يا اخي شكله خبيث

  • Silvia L.
    02/27/2020 14:13

    Me encanta !!!

  • Sia S.
    02/27/2020 13:20

    لله في خلقه شؤون ❤

  • Michael B.
    02/27/2020 09:43

    He has also evolved to save you up to 15% on your car insurance.

  • Tariq B.
    02/27/2020 08:11

    the almighty ALLAH's best creations like ALL