This species has a very small range: forest floor litter in the Nguru Mountains of east Tanzania.
Little is known about the behaviour of this rare species, which only reaches around 5–6cm in length when fully grown.
This minute and Critically Endangered chameleon is heavily impacted by the international pet trade, which has reduced its already small population. It is considered a global priority for conservation thanks to its evolutionary distinctness.
Paignton Zoo was one of the first zoos in the world to successfully breed this species in 2020 and our team are continuing to research the ideal breeding conditions to help further develop our knowledge of this species.