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Mourning Gecko

Mourning gecko is a type of small gecko occurring along the coastal areas of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The species is nocturnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Lepidodactylus
    Scientific Name Lepidodactylus lugubris

    Quick Information

    Other Names Common Smooth-scaled Gecko
    Size Around 10.5 cm
    Color Creamy brown to gray with beige underside
    Distribution Maldives, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, West Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Philippines, New Guinea, Indonesia, Fiji, Australia (islands of Cocos atoll, Queensland), Western Samoa, Guam, the Society Islands, Mascarenes (native range); West Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, the Galapagos (Ecuador), Colombia,  Venezuela, Chile, Hawaii, Seychelles (introduced)
    Habitat Coastal rocks, mangrove trees, under loose tree bark, also found in human habitations
    Diet Insects like crickets, flies, moths and flower nectar
    Mode of Reproduction Parthenogenic (embryo develops from an unfertilized egg cell)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 months in captivity
    Reproductive Age 8 to 10 months of age
    Average Lifespan More than 10 years in captivity

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    Published on November 21st 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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