Robust Velvet Gecko
(from our Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, 2nd ed. 2007)
- Head and body length: 8.5cm
- Total length (including tail): 15cm
Grey with large, dark-edged, rectangular pale blotches extending from head onto flattened plump tail. Toes expanded to form pads, underside covered with two rows of large plates, including a large circular pair under the tip.
Favours rock-faces and hollows in large, smooth-barked eucalypts, but also thrives in human dwellings.
Common in Brisbane's outer suburbs and surrounding eucalypt woodlands. Mid-eastern Australia.
Common, perhaps most abundant gecko in Brisbane's outer suburbs.
Large colony on Kangaroo Point cliffs.
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