Focussing on the vertebrate
 fauna of SE Asia
  

 

Home  
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia fauna ...  
   
Primates
 Carnivorans
 Other Large Mammals
 Squirrels & Small Mammals
 Bats
覧覧
Birds
覧覧
 Snakes
 Lizards & Crocodilians
 Turtles
覧覧
 Amphibians
 Tadpoles
FFrogs & other calls
覧覧
Fishes
覧覧
Species Lists
 








 
覧覧覧覧覧  
  SE Asia Vertebrate Records  (SEAVR) 2018  
覧覧覧覧覧  
New Guinea fauna ...  
   
Snakes
 Lizards
 Frogs
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 Articles & Publications
 News Links
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 

Search this site ...

 
 


   

 
  覧覧覧覧覧  

Recently added ...
 
 
     
 
     
 
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
     
   
     
    Links :  
  HOSCAP Borneo  
  Context Institute
  Herpetological Soc. Singapore
  HabitatID  
  Primatewatching  
  Intl. Otter Survival Fund
  Orang Utan Appeal (UK)  
  Wallace Online  
    Citizen Action for Tigers  
    Nature Society (Singapore)  
  Traffic  
    Wild Singapore  
     
  Email :
 
     
  Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
Copyright ゥ Ecology Asia 2018
   

 

   
   
 
Maritime Gecko
   
   

Fig 1


Fig 2


Fig 3


Fig 4
 

 

 

 

 


 

Family : GEKKONIDAE
Species : Lepidodactylus lugubris
Size (snout to vent) : 5 cm
Size (total length) : 10.5 cm

Also known as the Mourning Gecko, this species is mainly a coastal gecko inhabiting mangroves, back-beach and rocky shorelines. It may inadvertently be moved to areas away from the coast when coastal plants and trees are transplanted inland. 

It is typically grey-brown or greenish brown in colour, with a thin pale stripe behind the eye. Its dorsal surface and its tail is patterned with complex, wavy bars.

Juveniles are more boldly patterned with pale barring and mottling on the dorsal surface, and regular barring on top of the tail.

Most of its young are born by parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction), and the eggs are laid either in the soil, or adhered to the foliage of mangrove species, coconut trees, Pandanus and Banana.

The species is well distributed throughout much of Southeast Asia, including Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Lombok, Sulawesi, Halmahera, Ambon, the Philippines and New Guinea.


Fig 1 : Example from the margin of Singapore's central forests.

Fig 2 : Example from the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Fig 3 : Specimen from Pasir Ris mangrove, Singapore.

Fig 4 : Juvenile specimen found on an ornamental banana plant in a well-tended garden in the heart of Singapore.


References : H3