THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

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Legless Lizards

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MARBLED GECKO
Christinus marmoratus

Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus 


 Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus distribution map

IMG_2689 Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus Egg and Hatchling
Hatchlings look far too big to fit in their eggs.


The eggs of Marbled Geckos - Christinus marmoratus are hard-shelled like tiny bird eggs, however many other species lay soft shelled eggs.
Marbled Geckos usually 2 eggs in a clutch (sometimes 1) and sometimes lay in communal nests - 30 were found in a single nest by
Harry Ehmann, and I also found about half that number in a communal nest in an old wall in my parents garden.
This species is very common around Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, and is often found in peoples gardens and sometimes in their houses.

Another closely related species Alexander's Gecko Christinus alexanderi is easily mistaken for this species.

 

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Alexander's Gecko Christinus alexanderi


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