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Soft Spiny Tailed Gecko

Strophurus spinigerus

Description:

A small lizard with very attractive eyes and two rows of black (soft) spines. Between 4-5 inches (130 mm in total length). They have 'no eyelids' and, as captured here, use their tongue to clean them.

Habitat:

Shrubland near the ground over sandy soils at Kwongan vegetation

Notes:

There is regulated collection and domestic trade in Western Australia, but no large-scale commercial collection.

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22 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Congratulations! You did an incredible job capturing this gecko.

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Congrats on your sotw and third placing. Excellent work!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Congratulations Andre.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Awesome beast! Congrats.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Andre, your gecko came third in our 2017 Best Wildlife photo competition, Reptiles category:

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 2 years ago

Fantastic shots. You've done honor to a gorgeous animal.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

This is so cool! Congratulations!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Great find and pics! Congrats.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 2 years ago

Wow! So cool!! Congrats buddy!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Andre, this attractive gecko and your careful documentation work have earned you your first Spotting of the Week, our first highlight for 2018 on Project Noah!

"A very Happy New Year to all our members! What better way to start 2018 than with a bright-eyed Soft Spiny-Tailed Gecko (Strophurus spinigerus) just voted Spotting of the Week. Many gecko species have narrow vertical pupils like the one seen here. Like most geckos, Strophurus spinigerus lacks a moveable eyelid, and relies on licking its eyes to keep them clean and moist. This endemic species was spotted in Western Australia by Project Noah member AJ Arruda. Congratulations Andre! Check out the spotting for more information and images, including shots of the gecko running its tongue over the eye".

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AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 2 years ago

Amazing news @AshleyT ; )

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 2 years ago

Thank you @Mark Ridgway and @Marta Rubio Texeira ; )

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 2 years ago

Thank you @AshleyT ; )

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Super spotting.

The MnMs
The MnMs 2 years ago

Beautiful eyes!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 2 years ago

Thank you @Zlatan Celebic.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

strange technique - but awesome shots!
Beautiful gecko.

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 2 years ago

Thank you @Christine Y.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Great timing, indeed! Awesome shots.

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 2 years ago

Thank you @DanielePralong ; )

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Great timing with these shots!

AJ Arruda
Spotted by
AJ Arruda

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Dec 20, 2017
Submitted on Dec 20, 2017

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