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Christinus marmoratus
Adult Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Innes National Park, York Peninsula, South Australia
Adult Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Innes National Park, York Peninsula, South Australia



  Approximate distribution of the Marbled Gecko - Christinus marmoratus
Approximate distribution of the Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) is in GREEN
Feral population that occurs from south of Sydney (Wollongong & Camden) to Western Sydney (South Penrith) is in RED and appears to be spreading quickly


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with regrown tail photographed at Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with regrown tail photographed at Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with regrown tail photographed at Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with regrown tail photographed at Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed on the eastern coast of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed on the eastern coast of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with regrown tail photographed at Port Lincoln, eastern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with regrown tail photographed on the eastern coast of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia


Marbled Gecko - Christinus marmoratus
A wild Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed on a wall inside a house in Melbourne, Victoria
notice the orange pattern on the original tail which is often seen on this species


Juvenile Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with an original tail photographed at Innes National Park, York Peninsula, South Australia
Juvenile Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with an original tail photographed at Innes National Park, York Peninsula, South Australia

 

Juvenile Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Innes National Park, York Peninsula, South Australia
Juvenile Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Innes National Park, York Peninsula, South Australia


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed near Cherry Gardens, South Australia


Half grown Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Cherry Gardens, South Australia
Half grown Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) with a partially regrown tail photographed at Cherry Gardens, South Australia

Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Happy Valley, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Happy Valley, South Australia
Notice the shape of the toepads on this gecko which may assist in identifying this species


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Happy Valley, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed at Happy Valley, South Australia


Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus
Juvenile Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) photographed in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia|


Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus), that has recently lost part of its tail photographed at Strathalbyn, South Australia
Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus), that has recently lost part of its tail photographed at Strathalbyn, South Australia



Hatchling Marbled Geckos (Christinus marmoratus) look far too big to fit in their eggs.


The eggs of Marbled Geckos (Christinus marmoratus) are hard-shelled like tiny bird eggs, however many other species lay soft shelled eggs.
Marbled Geckos usually 2 eggs in a clutch (sometimes 1) and sometimes lay in communal nests - 30 were found in a single nest by Harry Ehmann, and I also found about half that number in a communal nest in an old wall in my parents garden.
This species is very common around Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, and is often found in peoples gardens and sometimes in their houses.

Another closely related species Alexander's Gecko (Christinus alexanderi) is easily mistaken for this species.

 

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