Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura tryoni

(from our Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, 2nd ed. 2007)

Identification

  • Head and body length: 8cm
  • Total length (including tail): 15cm

Spotted Velvet Gecko, Oedura tryoni Image © Jeff Wright.Yellowish-brown, boldly patterned with small, dark edged, pale spots. Toes expanded to form pads, underside covered with two rows of large plates, including a large circular pair under the tip.

Habitat

Largely associated with upland timbered and rocky habitats.

Distribution

Uncommon in suburban Brisbane; abundant in surrounding bush-land. Coast and ranges from mid-eastern Queensland to north-eastern New South Wales.

Status

Common

Notes

Tolerant of cool climates; the only gecko commonly occurring above 600m altitude in D'Aguilar Range.

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