Strophurus williamsi

Strophurus williamsi

Strophurus williamsi

(Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft-spined Gecko)

FAMILY

Gekkonidae

Species

Strophurus williamsi

Common name

Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft-spined Gecko

Main colour

Grey with darker spots

Body size

Snout to vent 6 cm, tail about 5 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This gecko is frequently associated with ironbarks in eucalypt woodland and sclerophyll communities. It is arboreal and is frequently seen sheltering under loose bark. Distinguished by the rows of enlarged projections or tubercles along the back and tail. The eyes have a distinctive orange to red rim around the iris.