Phelsuma comorensis is endemic to
Grande Comore, the youngest island of the Comoro Islands, where
they occur in the higher altitude regions from 600m to 1000m
above sea level.
La Grille (1000 Meter), Grande Comore, Comoro
In the lower regions (600m), Phelsuma comorensis
shares its habitat with Phelsuma dubia and Phelsuma v-nigra. The geckos
are mainly found on banana plants in proximity of human
Phelsuma comorensis reaches a total length from 115 to 120 mm. The
basic colour of the back is usually a dirty olive green. The males can
show, depending on the mood, a more vivid dark-green colouration. A red-brown
pattern is present on the back and on the
head, a light reddish line runs from the nostril to the eye. The dark brown
lateral stripe separates the green back colouration from whitish ventral
side. The similarity with Phelsuma lineata dorsivittata is remarkable
except for the larger size, keeled ventral scales and the larger dorsal
scales in Phelsuma lineata dorsivittata.
1913: Phelsumia laticauda var.
comorensis Boettger in Voeltzkow: Reise in Ostafrika, 3; 336.