Lepidodactylus lugubris

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Lepidodactylus lugubris

(Mourning Gecko)

FAMILY

Gekkonidae

Species

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Common name

Mourning Gecko

Main colour

Cream to fawn with dark flecks and mottles

Body size

Snout to vent 5 cm long, tail about 8 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

These introduced geckos are all related and all populations are female. They are often seen in buildings. Distinguished by the pale, zigzag or W-shaped markings in rows along the back of the creamy-fawn body. Each of these markings is usually associated with a black spot which is more obvious on the tail than on the back. Markings only present on the original tail.