AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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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 GeckoLepidodactylus 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 GeckoLepidodactylus lugubris underside photographed at Reptilush, UK Note how unusual the original tail looks against the glass
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
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