The green keel-bellied lizard is a slim, bright green lizard with a long prehensile tail that accounts for about 70% of its body length. The scales on its back are small, smooth and non-overlapping, and emerald-green in colour. The scales on its underside are yellow-green and keeled. They are native to areas in the coastal plain of Kenya and Tanzania. There are patches of turquoise around its limbs, and occasionally black speckled lines along the sides of its body and black speckles on its tail. Its tongue is bright red. It can grow up to a length of 40cm, with average individuals measuring 25-35cm. They are mainly insectivorous but will eat some fruit or fruit based lizard diets (like repashy).
|LATIN NAME||Gastropholis prasina|
|ADULT SIZE||15in (40cm)|
|DIET||Insects and some fruit|
|TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS||28-30C (basking site at 32-34c)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||36x18x36inch (90x45x90cm)|