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Tokay Gecko

Tokay gecko is a species of large gecko found in Asia and some Pacific islands. It belongs to the genus Gekko and is considered a true gecko. The species is nocturnal and arboreal. It has the ability to change colors.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Gekko
    Scientific Name Gekko gecko


    Other Names Common Gecko
    Size Up to 40 cm
    Weight Up to 326 g
    Color Usually gray with red speckles
    Distribution Northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, throughout Southeast Asia
    Habitat Rainforests, also found in rural human habitations
    Diet Insects, other lizards, small vertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Do not hibernate
    Breeding Season Late October to May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 6 months
    Average Lifespan In Wild: 7 – 10 years
    In Captivity: 10 – 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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

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