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geckoboy
02-18-2005, 07:48 PM
hi,
i just bought 2.4 of these geckos...gonatodes sp. i can't seem to positively id them though. any help with identifying them would be great. thanks in advance!

pics of male:
http://www.geocities.com/geckoboy14/HPIM1242.JPG
http://www.geocities.com/geckoboy14/HPIM1245.JPG

pic of female (which may be of a different gonatodes species than the males from what i've seen...vittatus maybe??):
http://www.geocities.com/geckoboy14/HPIM1253.JPG[/img]

TH76
02-23-2005, 12:55 PM
Man, Ive been trying for years to get some Gonatodes... mind sharing your source? Those are Gonatodes albogularis fuscus if memeory serves me correctly. Theyre a tropical animal with mostly terrestrial tendencies.

EDIT:come to think of it I think G a. fuscus has more of a blackish green body, those are probably G. albogularis.

geckocrazy
02-23-2005, 07:18 PM
The second gecko looks like a female gonatodes vitatus

Jan Grathwohl
02-24-2005, 03:23 AM
Hi Nathat

As already mentioned on a British forum i find the female pictures quite like the female albogularis i found on a trip to Costa Rica. It seems that the females of Gonatodes on a large parts are quite equal in apperance.

geckoboy
02-24-2005, 11:34 PM
hi everyone,
thanks for your replies. i've now confirmed with numerous sources that they are indeed Gonatodes albogularis. the females of most gonatodes species do in fact look similar to the pics posted around the internet of G. vittatus. the males have brightened considerably (de-stressed) since posting the above pics and do exhibit a lighter area similar to the stripe seen on the female...this is quite faint though. the source of these was an importer here in canada...i'm sure they get most of their animals from importer/exporter operations in florida.
i'll keep you posted if i have luck with breeding etc.
thanks again everyone,
nathan