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Marbled Gecko

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The Marbled Gecko is classified in two seperate Genera; Christinus and Phyllodactylus. The full scientific names are Christinus marmoratus and Phyllodactylus marmoratus. They fall into the Phyllodactylus genera due to being a 'leaf-toed gecko,' but are distinctive enough to warrant the classification into a seperate genera.

The insectivorious Marbled Gecko can naturally be found in Australia, Africa, the Mediterranian, and have now spread into North and South America. Their 'leaf-toed gecko' classification comes from the look or their digits, which are expanded more than other geckos.

The coloration of the Marbled Gecko is usually a light olive green and tan mix. They will also be commonly seen with dark brown or black patches over their bodies. Their spread out toes, and laminae, are specially developed for holding onto and climbing slippery surfaces. Marbled Geckos do not normally grow beyond roughly 10 cm.

To learn more about caring about this gecko in captivity, read our Marbled Gecko Care Sheet.

 
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