Gonatodes (Gonatodes daudini)-
Gonatodes is a genus of dwarf geckos that include many different species. Almost every species has a dramatic and unique color variation (in the males mostly). They mostly live in the forests of South America although some have adapted to live in cities and have been taken as pets.
They eat almost any bug that they can swallow. Some species of Gonatodes are becoming critically endangered due to deforestation.
Most of the species have pointed noses and are rather narrow in body size. However Gonatodes Daudini, shown here is the only one with large scales, bright orange irises and the 3 eye shaped patterns displayed by the males.
Photos: Strategy Forum INC on Flickr
Fiona just taking a stroll.
The Auckland Green Gecko, Naultinus elegans elegans, is a subspecies of gecko only found in the North Island, north of Taranaki, New Zealand.
The bright green color of this gecko is often marked by two rows of yellow cream to white blotches / stripes down each side of its body. The tail in this group is very versatile, being used as a “fifth limb” for climbing assistance, for balance and no doubt for food storage. The interior of the mouth and the tongue are coloured a rich blue.
Grows < 95mm SV. A bright canary yellow form of N. elegans elegans is sometimes seen, as illustrated in the top photograph. These “albino” versions possibly have a recessive gene that exhibits as a pigment lack in the chromophores.
Both specimens were photographed in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Animalia - Chordata - Reptilia - Lacertilia - Gekkonidae - Naultinus - N. elegans - N. elegans elegans
that’s so beautiful!
There ended up being a bit of camera trouble so very few ended up being clear, oh well we can try again another day
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