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Other Rhacs

R. leachianus heiki,  cf.leachianus, chahoua, sarasinorum,
t.trachyrhynchus, t.trachycephallus.

Gargoyle Gecko Scientific name: Rhacodactylus auriculatus

Distribution: New Caledonia, central and southern third of the Island.

Habitat: Scrub-vegetation, open dry forest with a canopy height of 3-4 meters.

Brief description: SVL 3.5 to 4.5 with an average length of 8 inches. Many color forms. Should be kept in 1.1 or 1.2 groups with plenty of space for each individual gecko. Carnivorous and frugivorous.

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Scientific name: Rhacodactylus chahoua

Distribution: New Caledonia, northern, central, and southern part of the Island and Ile of Pines.

Habitat: Rainforest, gallery and secondary forest habitats.

Brief description: SVL 4.8 to 5.0 with a total length around 9.0 to 10.0 inches. Males with several females may be kept together. Carnivorous and frugivorous.


Mainland Form


Pine Island Form

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Cresed Gecko

 

Scientific name: Rhacodactylus ciliatus

Distribution: New Caledonia, Ile of Pines.

Habitat: Warm moist lowland rainforest. Occurs in the lower portion of the canopy on twigs and small sapplings.

Brief description: SVL 4.2 to 4.2 with a total length of 7.0 to 8.0 inches. Color and pattern varies. Males can be kept with multiple females. Hardy captives.

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Scientific name: Rhacodactylus leachianus

Distribution: New Caledonia, Grand Terre, Ile of Pines and many of the smaller offshore Islands.

Habitat: River rainforest areas and arid regions of the southern part of the Island. Closed forest regions and residuary patches of rainforest.

Brief description: Maindland form with a SVL of 7.8 to 9.6 with a total length of 17.0 inches. Offshore forms, SVL of 5.5 to 7.7 and a total length of 12.0 inches. Best kept in pairs. Mainly frugivorous, but will accept
Small mammals, insects and birds. Pattern, variable. Very vocall. Largest of known living geckos.

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Grande Terre


Pine Island

 
Scientific name: Rhacodactylus sarasinorum

Distribution: New Caledonia, southern part of the Island.

Habitat: Isolated patches of primary forest. Found mainly on smooth bark tree species.

Brief description:  SVL of 3.6 to 4.8 and a total length of 10.0 inches. Pattern - plain light brown to a white collar, spotted form. Can be kept in harem groups. Carnivorous and frugivorous.

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