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DUBIOUS DTELLA
(Gehyra dubia)

Occurs over most of Qld, (extending just over the border into Northern NT) as well as inland Northern NSW and Torres Strait Islands and possibly parts of southern New Guinea

Grows to approximately 14 cm total length 5.5"

Commonly found inside and around houses.


The Dubious Gecko (Gehyra dubia) above was found crossing the road at night in Bringalily, Qld.

The Dubious Gecko (Gehyra dubia) above was found in a building at Lake Eacham, Qld.
The Dubious Gecko (Gehyra dubia) above was found in a building at Lake Eacham, Qld.

DUBIUS DTELLA
The Dubious Gecko (Gehyra dubia) above was found amongst rocks at Springfield Lakes Qld.
Like many other species of geckos, this species is able to change its colouration/pattern making them difficult to identify sometimes.


DUBIUS DTELLA Gehyra dubia
This Dubious Gecko (Gehyra dubia) has a regrown tail, note that the tail tip has been damaged again and has started growing a forked tip.

The photos above and below were taken at a house between Millmerran and Inglewood (Queensland)

DUBIUS DTELLA Gehyra dubia

This Dubious Gecko (Gehyra dubia) is also regrowing its tail, these are extremely good climbers. Notice the shape of the toes!

Geckos in the Dtella genus (Gehyra) are often confused with the introduced Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus ) which they sometimes live alongside, however Dtellas have smooth skin, whereas Asian house Geckos have small spines on their tail (unless it has been regrown) and tubercles (small bumps) on their bodies.


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