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Gargoyle Gecko

Gargoyle gecko is a small to medium size species of gecko endemic to the island of New Caledonia. The species is nocturnal and arboreal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Rhacodactylus
    Scientific Name Rhacodactylus auriculatus


    Other Names New Caledonian Bumpy Gecko
    Size 7 – 9 in
    Weight 60 – 70 g
    Color Various shades of grays, browns, yellow, white, orange, and red with different patterns of blotches and stripes
    Distribution New Caledonia
    Habitat Scrub forests
    Diet Insects, fruits
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 3 months
    Reproductive Age 15 to 18 months of age
    Average Lifespan 15 to 20 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 11th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 7th April 2017.

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