Like most geckos, this lizard is active at night, when it hunts for insects. During the day time it stays very still, with its head pointed down, depending on its bark-like camouflage. Found in Madagascar’s decreasing primary forest, it is considered vulnerable to extinction. Collecting for the live animal trade also threatens it. Only two eggs are laid at a time. Unknown to science until 1990, it is kept by a number of American zoos, with over 80 maintained as of 2011.