This lizard belongs to the smallest subfamily of day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 4 inches. The body colour of this slender and long-snouted gecko is turquoise blue at the upper and mid-back. The lower back is light brown. Most of the tail is turquoise blue. Remarkable is the laterally flattened body. Another typical characteristic is the yellow or green head. A dark black spot is present behind the eye, followed by a black stripe which extends to the rear extremities. The legs and toes are brown speckled. The ventral side is grayish white. The sexes can easily be distinguished by the orange color around the femoral pores of the males. It lives in the coastal area in northwest Madagascar and typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees. The Yellow-headed day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.