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Leachie Gecko (New Caledonian Giant Gecko)

Leachie gecko is a type of large gecko found only in New Caledonia. It is the largest surviving gecko in the world. The species is arboreal and nocturnal, but may also bask in the sun during the day. The gecko is omnivorous.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Gekkota
    Family Diplodactylidae
    Genus Rhacodactylus
    Scientific Name Rhacodactylus leachianus


    Other Names Leach’s Giant Gecko
    Size Around 14 in
    Color Shades of spotted green, gray and brown
    Distribution New Caledonia
    Habitat Tree hollows
    Diet Insects, spiders, small vertebrates, fruit, sap, nectar
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 45 to 150 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age At least 3 years in captivity
    Average Lifespan More than 15 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 20th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 8th August 2018.

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