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    Hello,

    Help with an ID please I have had the male a year and got him as a freebie when I bought some sikorae. I was told he was 2 hrs old when I got him.

    I bought a female to go with him the other week and the 2 are very different. Both sold to me as Henkeli but male does not look right, his eyes are huge, he is a bit on the small side 20cm long, so I am puzzled.

    Male is on the right in the photos where they are next to each other.

    Any advice on identification will be appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Sorry photos have turned around male is the darker one, 'top' one in the photos

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    Could you take pictures of the inside of their mouth?
    E. macularius
    H. imbricatus
    C. pubisulcus
    C. ciliatus
    M. chahoua
    R. auriculatus
    B. cyclura
    S. ciliaris
    S. wellingtonae
    S. taenicauda
    S. spinigerus
    S. krisalys
    P. grandis
    P. abbotti chekei
    E. inunguis
    P. masobe
    p. picta
    U. henkeli
    U. lineatus
    U. sikorae
    U. sikorae
    Mt. d'Ambre
    U. phantasticus
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    Ok will try get some photos, I know they both have a black tip on the end of the tongues.

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    Well, i believe that's already a good indicator for them being the same species.., but it can never hurt to take some pics and post them anyway.
    Since there is so little good information abouth them, placing a correct ID on a Uroplatus can be a though challenge, hopefully the moof or someone else that has some knowledge abouth this can also jump in on the subject.

    Is the females tail always curled up like in that first pic ?
    E. macularius
    H. imbricatus
    C. pubisulcus
    C. ciliatus
    M. chahoua
    R. auriculatus
    B. cyclura
    S. ciliaris
    S. wellingtonae
    S. taenicauda
    S. spinigerus
    S. krisalys
    P. grandis
    P. abbotti chekei
    E. inunguis
    P. masobe
    p. picta
    U. henkeli
    U. lineatus
    U. sikorae
    U. sikorae
    Mt. d'Ambre
    U. phantasticus
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    Hello,

    Not been able to get a photo inside the mouth but as soon as I do I will post them.

    The tail curl was caused by a bit of damage when I got her. When she shed there was a section on the tip of the tail that came off more like a scab and the skin under neath was freshly healed, since then she has had a slight curl to the tail edges

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    Mouth shots would be a big help. These match very strongly the 'henkeli' form. The size is totally within normal range. How deep do the armpits look? Can you get better shots of the colour around the eye of both animals?
    The male's eyes look as though he was born with a deformity. Super enormous. But if he can still hunt then this shouldn't be affecting his quality of life too negatively.
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