Full-grown adult on a steep river bank, Panti Forest, Johor, Peninsular
Juvenile clinging to rock outcrop, Bukit Timah, Singapore.
Amongst the most beautiful
of Southeast Asia's geckos, this species inhabits lowland primary rainforest
or mature secondary forest.
The background colour is
dark brown or blackish in juveniles, and speckled medium brown in adults.
The species is easily identified by the narrow bands of white or cream
across the dorsum and along the tail : in adults these bands become
dark-edged. The head is decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of pale or
By day this gecko will lie
hidden in tree crevices, only emerging after the forest is in full darkness.
It can sometimes be found near cave entrances : presumably it hides in rock
Peter's Forest Gecko, also known as Peter's Slender-toed or Bent-toed Gecko,
ranges from southern Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore to
Sumatra and Borneo.
Family : GEKKONIDAE
Species : Cyrtodactylus consobrinus
Size (snout to vent) : 13 cm
Size (total length) : 28 cm
References : H1, H2, H3