The Greek Algyroides is a small lizard which can be easily overlooked. However, it is worth to be noticed as males of this species can be small jewels: On Zakynthos, they frequently show bright yellow colours; on Kefalonia and Ithaka, they often have bluish flanks; whereas on Peloponnese, they usually have a distinct black-and white pattern. Females are inconspicuously brownish and frequently smaller than males.
Algyroides moreoticus is an endemic species of Peloponnese and the mentioned Ionian Islands. It lives in rather humid and shady habitats and can be often observed basking on wood or tree trunks in the late afternoon. During summer, this species may be very secretive.
Algyroides moreoticus may co-occur with the following species: