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Leopard Gecko

Leopard gecko is a type of gecko native to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Iran. The gecko is crepuscular and unlike most geckos have movable eyelids. The species has become very popular as captive pets.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Infraorder Gekkota
    Family Eublepharidae
    Genus Eublepharis
    Scientific Name Eublepharis macularius


    Size 20.5 – 27.5 cm
    Weight 45 – 65 g
    Color Wild population are dark and dull whereas the captive population comes in various color morphs
    Distribution Afghanistan, Pakistan, northwest region of India, some parts of Iran
    Habitat Rocky, dry grassland, desert regions
    Diet Crickets, roaches, mealworms, waxworms, super worms, other insects
    Hibernation Fact May undergo semi-hibernation
    Predators Snakes, foxes, other large reptiles
    Breeding Season Summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 45 – 60 days
    Reproductive Age 1  to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Leopard Gecko Habitat

    Published on November 28th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 7th August 2018.

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