Crested Gecko

Photo by Joel Sartore

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Scientific Name: Rhacodactylus ciliatus

The toes and the tip of the crested gecko's tail are covered in small hairs called setae; the hairs assist the gecko in climbing on most solid surfaces.
  • Size: Length: 5 to 8 inches
  • Diet: Fruit and other plant life
  • Habitat: Terrestrial areas
  • Range in the Wild: Native to Province Sud, New Caledonia; an island North of Australia

Conservation Status


Listed as Vulnerable. Major threats include loss of habitat and declining habitat quality.

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