The Leaf-tailed Gecko provides one of the most perfect examples of camouflage in the reptile world. Its colors blend perfectly with the mossy bark of the trees of its rainforest habitat. It is almost invisible during the day when lying pressed flat against a tree-trunk or branch. Even the outlines of its body are broken by spiny shapes, while its flattened edges ensure that it casts a minimal shadow outline. The hollows of jungle trees, such as the huge figs and giant stinging trees, and the rocky crevices around the entrance of caves, are favorite homes for the Leaf-tail.
At night this gecko comes to life, and preys upon insects, spiders and smaller lizards, which are captured by a slow-cautious stalking approach and a sudden final forward lunge.