Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Gekkonidae > Genus: Euleptes > Species: Euleptes europaea

European leaf-toed gecko - Euleptes europaea (Gené, 1838)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 103 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 6137


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT5160011 Italy Isole di Cerboli e Palmaiola Map
IT5160012 Italy Monte Capanne e promontorio dell'Enfola Map
IT5160013 Italy Isola di Pianosa - area terrestre e marina Map
IT5160014 Italy Isola di Montecristo e Formica di Montecristo - area terrestre e marina Map
IT51A0022 Italy Formiche di Grosseto Map
IT51A0023 Italy Isola del Giglio Map
IT51A0024 Italy Isola di Giannutri - area terrestre e marina Map
IT51A0025 Italy Monte Argentario, Isolotto di Porto Ercole e Argentarola Map
IT51A0035 Italy Isolotti grossetani dell'Arcipelago Toscano Map
FR9301613 France Rade d'Hyères Map
ITB012211 Italy Isola Rossa - Costa Paradiso Map
ITB022212 Italy Supramonte di Oliena, Orgosolo e Urzulei - Su Sercone Map
ITB032201 Italy Riu Sos Mulinos - Sos Lavros - M. Urtigu Map
FR9402010 France Baie de Stagnolu, golfu di Sognu, Golfe de Porto-Vecchio Map
ITB010003 Italy Stagno e ginepreto di Platamona Map
ITB042250 Italy Da Is Arenas a Tonnara (Marina di Gonnesa) Map
FR9400591 France Plateau de Pertusato/ Bonifacio et îles Lavezzi Map
ITB010042 Italy Capo Caccia (con le Isole Foradada e Piana) e Punta del Giglio Map
FR9400576 France Massif montagneux du Cinto Map
ITB040024 Italy Isola Rossa e Capo Teulada Map
FR9400574 France Porto/Scandola/Revellata/Calvi/Calanches de Piana (zone terrestre et marine) Map
ITB023037 Italy Costa e Entroterra di Bosa, Suni e Montresta Map
IT5160008 Italy Monte Calvi di Campiglia Map
FR9301573 France Baie et cap d'Antibes - îles de Lerins Map
FR9301567 France Vallée du Carei - collines de Castillon Map
FR9400585 France Iles Pinarellu et Roscana Map
ITB010006 Italy Monte Russu Map
FR9400570 France Agriates Map
ITB042216 Italy Capo di Pula Map
ITB042241 Italy Riu S. Barzolu Map
ITB041112 Italy Giara di Gesturi Map
FR9402001 France Campomoro-Senetosa Map
ITB042242 Italy Torre del Poetto Map
ITB011113 Italy Campo di Ozieri e Pianure Comprese tra Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB040031 Italy Monte Arcuentu e Rio Piscinas Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
ITB040026 Italy Isola del Toro Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
ITB040021 Italy Costa di Cagliari Map
FR9400602 France Basse vallée du Tavignano Map
FR9400593 France Roccapina-Ortolo Map
FR9400607 France Baie de San Ciprianu : étangs d'Arasu et îles San Ciprianu et ilot Cornuta Map
IT51A0007 Italy Punta Ala e Isolotto dello Sparviero Map
ITB042243 Italy Monte Sant'Elia, Cala Mosca e Cala Fighera Map
FR9301568 France Corniches de la Rivièra Map
ITB013048 Italy Piana di Ozieri, Mores, Ardara, Tula e Oschiri Map
FR9400583 France Forêt de l'Ospedale Map
ITB010001 Italy Isola Asinara Map
FR9400595 France Iles Sanguinaires, plage de Lava et Punta Pellusella Map
ITB013044 Italy Capo Caccia Map
FR9301602 France Calanques et îles marseillaises - Cap Canaille et massif du Grand Caunet Map
ITB040029 Italy Costa di Nebida Map
ITB010007 Italy Capo Testa Map
ITB040025 Italy Promontorio, dune e zona umida di Porto Pino Map
ITB020012 Italy Berchida e Bidderosa Map
ITB030080 Italy Isola di Mal di Ventre e Catalano Map
ITB041106 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli e Sarrabus Map
IT5160102 Italy Elba orientale Map
ITB020041 Italy Entroterra e zona costiera tra Bosa, Capo Marargiu e Porto Tangone Map
ITB010009 Italy Capo Figari e Isola Figarolo Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
ITB040030 Italy Capo Pecora Map
FR9400592 France Ventilegne-la Trinite de Bonifacio-Fazzio Map
ITB021101 Italy Altopiano di Campeda Map
ITB043035 Italy Costa e Entroterra tra Punta Cannoni e Punta delle Oche - Isola di San Pietro Map
ITB010004 Italy Foci del Coghinas Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
ITB020040 Italy Valle del Temo Map
ITB022217 Italy Su de Maccioni - Texile di Aritzo Map
ITB040020 Italy Isola dei Cavoli, Serpentara, Punta Molentis e Campulongu Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
FR9400588 France Suberaie de Ceccia/Porto-Vecchio Map
FR9400575 France Caporalino Monte Sant Angelo di Lano-Pianu Maggiore Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB010082 Italy Isola dell'Asinara Map
ITB040027 Italy Isola di San Pietro Map
ITB020013 Italy Palude di Osalla Map
ITB010010 Italy Isole Tavolara, Molara e Molarotto Map
ITB040028 Italy Punta S'Aliga Map
ITB011155 Italy Lago di Baratz - Porto Ferro Map
FR9400577 France Rivière et vallée du Fango Map
IT5160006 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
FR9400597 France Défilé de l'Inzecca Map
ITB031104 Italy Media Valle del Tirso e Altopiano di Abbasanta - Rio Siddu Map
ITB013018 Italy Capo Figari, Cala Sabina, Punta Canigione e Isola Figarolo Map
FR9400587 France Iles Cerbicale et frange littoral Map
FR9400609 France Iles et pointe Bruzzi, étangs de Chevanu et d'Arbitru Map
ITB020015 Italy Area del Monte Ferru di Tertenia Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
FR9400568 France Cap Corse nord et île Finocchiarola, Giraglia et Capense (côte de Macinaggio à Centuri) Map
ITB042230 Italy Porto Campana Map
ITB042218 Italy Stagno di Piscinnì Map
ITB042247 Italy Is Compinxius - Campo Dunale di Bugerru - Portixeddu Map
IT51A0008 Italy Monte d'Alma Map
ITB010002 Italy Stagno di Pilo e di Casaraccio Map
FR9400590 France Tre Padule de Suartone, Rondinara Map
ITB010008 Italy Arcipelago La Maddalena Map
ITB010043 Italy Coste e Isolette a Nord Ovest della Sardegna Map
ITB013012 Italy Stagno di Pilo, Casaraccio e Saline di Stintino Map
FR9400598 France Massif du Tenda et forêt de Stella Map
ITB013019 Italy Isole del Nord - Est tra Capo Ceraso e Stagno di San Teodoro Map
ITB032240 Italy Castello di Medusa Map
ITB042251 Italy Corongiu de Mari Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Europäischer Blattfingergecko German Gasc J.P. and al.
European leaf-toed gecko English Gasc J.P. and al.
Europese bladvingergekko Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Europæisk bladfingergekko Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Geco tirrenico Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Phyllodactyle d'Europe French Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamanquesa tirrénica Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tarantolino Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tarentolino Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Phyllodactylus europaeus Gené, 1839

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100