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Common smooth-scaled gecko

Lepidodactylus lugubris


This small (10.5 cm total length), nocturnal gecko feeds on small insects and flower nectar. This species is notable because it is parthenogenic, and there are no remaining males that have been found. Females engage in pseudocopulation, stimulating both to produce viable eggs. These eggs are adhered to surfaces in protected locations. Most clutches consist of two eggs, and clutches are laid two to three weeks apart. (information from Wikipedia)


Wooded area, along the outside of a building


Introduced into W Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador (Galapagos), Colombia, Chile Introduced into the USA (Hawaii), and Seychelles. (information from Wikipedia)

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Common Smooth-scaled Gecko
Lepidodactylus lugubris

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Aaron_G 11 years ago

Thanks, John!

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 11 years ago

Invasive species, native to Asia.

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Spotted on May 29, 2007
Submitted on Jan 5, 2013

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