Spotted Velvet Gecko
(from our Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, 2nd ed. 2007)
- Head and body length: 8cm
- Total length (including tail): 15cm
Image © Jeff Wright.Yellowish-brown, boldly patterned with small, dark edged, pale spots. Toes expanded to form pads, underside covered with two rows of large plates, including a large circular pair under the tip.
Largely associated with upland timbered and rocky habitats.
Uncommon in suburban Brisbane; abundant in surrounding bush-land. Coast and ranges from mid-eastern Queensland to north-eastern New South Wales.
Tolerant of cool climates; the only gecko commonly occurring above 600m altitude in D'Aguilar Range.
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