Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus

Lizards of Victoria series

Identification

The Marbled Gecko, Christinus marmoratus, can be distinguished by its large finger and toe pads and flat body, often with orange coloured specks on the tail. It has a snout vent length of up to 70 mm.

Marbled Gecko, Christinus marmoratus

Marbled Gecko
Source: Michael Kearney

Distribution and habitat

The Marbled Gecko is widely distributed throughout western and northern Victoria. It is common in Melbourne, but may have moved here after white settlement due to the transport of granite rocks from its natural habitats. It is an arboreal species and hides under the bark of trees, fallen timber or logs during the day.

Biology

Marbled Geckos mate in late summer to early autumn. The females retain sperm until fertilisation, which occurs in the late spring to early summer. They produce one clutch annually, containing two eggs.

Further Reading

Cogger, H. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books.

Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2003. Reptiles of Australia. Princeton University Press.

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katie 24 March, 2010 14:43
good pic
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rebekkah 20 August, 2012 15:26
thats a good coment katie \
Lindsay 28 May, 2010 16:40
A marbled gecko has taken up residence in our letter box in suburban Melbourne and enjoys chewing our mail.
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Alex Smart 16 July, 2010 18:55
I am delighted that a family lives in my garden
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jess 3256497 4 August, 2010 10:43
cooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NYAH 10 August, 2010 12:22
marbled gecko is like wicked
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Phillip 15 August, 2010 17:03
we have a whole family of mabled geckos in our wood shed. :)
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callum 20 September, 2010 18:01
I has a pet marbled gecko and i love her! she may lay eggs!
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cool dude 4 11 December, 2010 17:21
we have a batch of eggs we hope the hatch
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