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MOURNING GECKO
Maritime Gecko
Common Smooth-scaled Gecko
Lepidodactylus lugubris

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

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 about half the size of other hard shelled gecko eggs I have seen.
This very 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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