Gehyra dubia

(from our Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, 2nd ed. 2007)


  • Head and body length: 6cm
  • Total length (including tail): 14cm

Dtella, Gehyra dubia Grey-brown with irregular darker mottling. When foraging at night, lizard becomes pale and almost patternless. Each digit has a broad, almost circular pad; underside is covered with broad, undivided plates. On all but the inner digits (which are clawless), a large claw arises from the centre of the pad, curving forward to protrude beyond it.


Shelters beneath loose bark of dead trees. Dry forests and woodlands. Readily enters human dwellings, hiding in gaps between planks and behind wall hangings etc.


Brisbane records are largely centred on outer suburbs, including Mt Coot-tha, Tarragindi, Darra, Ipswich, Moggill and Mt Crosby. Eastern Australia.



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