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MOURNING GECKO
Maritime Gecko
Common Smooth-scaled Gecko
Lepidodactylus lugubris

This species grows to approximately 10 cm (4")

This species is widespread through the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Central America
Australian populations are suspected of being introduced.


Australian populations occur along the north-eastern coast of Qld and some offshore Qld Islands
NT (Darwin) , and on the Cocos Keeling Islands

Mourning Gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris
Mourning Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris) photographed at Reptilush, UK
Notice that the original tail on this gecko does not have a circular cross section like many other similar looking geckos.

Mourning Gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris
Mourning Gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris underside photographed at Reptilush, UK
Note how unusual the original tail looks against the glass

Mourning Gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris

Mourning Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris) eggs, laid on a piece of bark, with remnants of hatched eggs. These hard shelled eggs are the smallest gecko eggs I have come across, being noticeably smaller than other hard shelled gecko eggs I have seen.

This small species is sold in the pet trade outside of Australia.

Mourning Geckos (Lepidodactylus lugubris) can be parthenogenic. Some populations may consist entirely of females

This common and widespread species is often found in coastal areas

LINKS OF INTEREST

Maritime Gecko
Ecology Asia

Lepidodactylus lugubris
(DUMERIL & BIBRON, 1836)

Histology of the reproductive tract of hybrids between
gonochoristic males and parthenogenetic females of Lepidodactylus lugubris
in French Polynesia, Reptilia, Gekkonidae.pdf

Journal of Morphology

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