Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Four-clawed Gecko

The Four-clawed Gecko is a creature of many names. Gehyra mutilata also goes by the Stump-toed Gecko, the Pacific Gecko, and the Sugar Lizard. It has several monikers because it lives in several different countries-- its range extends across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

The "Four-clawed" and "Stump-toed" names refer to the feet on these small Reptiles. They have stubby toes, four on each foot. As for the rest of their anatomy, they have a body length of up to 5in, with a tail that grows another 3-4. Their skin tends to be a brownish-greyish-reddish color, and typically covered with darker spots.

Four-clawed Geckos are very adaptable creatures, and are found in a variety of habitats-- including human dwellings. They are even considered invasive in some places due to how well they get by.

IUCN Status : Not Listed
Location : Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands
Size : Body Length up to 5in (12cm)
Classification : Phylum : Chordata -- Class : Reptilia -- Order : Squamata
Family : Gekkonidae -- Genus : Gehyra -- Species : G. mutilata
Image : Ecology Asia

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