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Crested Gecko

Crested gecko is a type of gecko found in southern New Caledonia. The species is nocturnal and spend the daytime sleeping. It is omnivore, also regarded as frugivorous. It is a very favored creature in the pet trade.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Gekkota
    Infraorder Pygopodomorpha
    Family Diplodactylidae
    Genus Correlophus
    Scientific Name Correlophus ciliatus

    Other Names New Caledonian Crested Gecko, Guichenot’s Giant Gecko, Eyelash Gecko
    Size Around 8 in
    Weight Around 35 g
    Color Various shades of grey, brown, orange, red or yellow with markings like spots, straight stripes or tiger-like stripes
    Distribution Southern province, New Caledonia
    Habitat Rainforests
    Diet Fruits, also insects
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes brumation
    Predators Little fire ant
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 5 months
    Reproductive Age Male: 9 to 12 months
    Female: 12 months
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

    Crested Gecko Pictures Gallery

    Published on November 10th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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