Oedura castelnaui

Oedura castelnaui

Oedura castelnaui

(Northern Velvet Gecko)

FAMILY

Gekkonidae

Species

Oedura castelnaui

Common name

Northern Velvet Gecko

Main colour

Body has broad coloured banded areas

Body size

Snout to vent 7-9 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This gecko occurs in forested and woodland areas where it often shelters under loose bark and clumps of leaves. It can be distinguished by the fat tail which acts as a storage organ as a buffer against periods when food is scarce. The body has contrasting broad bands usually cream, yellow and dark brown but light brown and purplish shades have been recorded. Feeds chiefly on insects.

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Oedura castelnaui