Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus vittatus

Identification: Head and body length: 6 cm. Total length (including tail): 9 cm. Dark brown with a pale, deeply notched zigzag stripe down back from neck to the tip of a short plump tail. When tail is regenerated, this stripe stops abruptly at the breakage point. Toes slightly expanded to form pads.

Habitat: Shelters in burrows and shallow depressions under stones and fallen timber. Dry bushland, particularly lightly timbered areas.

Distribution: Largely absent from suburbs, common in moderately dry peripheral bushland. Brisbane records include Mt Crosby and Mt Gravatt. Drier parts of eastern Australia.

Conservation Status: Least Concern, Nature Conservation Act (Qld).

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