View Full Version : Has anyone ever seen a Leachie bigger than a tokay?

12-12-2005, 12:07 AM
I have seen some monster tokays in my day
including a 15 incher named Godzilla that I had growing up
Easily dispatched adult mice

I have yet to see a leachie that big
I know they are supposed to be the biggest but has anyone seen one bigger in person?

12-12-2005, 12:47 AM
There is a photo of a 17" female with a 13" SVL in Philippe de Vosjali's Rhacodactylus book. I haven't seen it personally, but I don't doubt its authenticity

Also if Iím not mistaken, I think the weight of Lechie's has something to do with the clam of the biggest. The female I was talking about above weighed 486g thatís over a pound.

Please correct me if Iím wrong

12-12-2005, 01:16 AM
This is the biggest one I've seen:
from: http://www.tremperslizardranch.com/htm/arboreal1.htm

12-12-2005, 01:30 AM
Thatís the Lechie that I was talking about. Thatís Philip Tremper's Lechie right. If it is his, according to Vosjali's Rhac book, thatís the largest known specimen of the species.

12-12-2005, 08:23 PM
The biggest Tokay I have seen is mine witch is 13" his name is Big Daddy. I would love to see a bigger one in person.

02-25-2006, 10:28 AM

i saw a Rh. leachianus leachianus at the house of Willhelm Henkel. Without tail about 36cm.

I don't know where your tokays are imported from- maybe indonesia- but i got one five year old male from thailand(imported as a baby) that is 37cm.

I can send pics of my setup and the gecko.

The size ist variable from different locations around asia.



04-15-2006, 09:01 AM
The largest Rachodactylus leachianus that I know of is a specimen at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS 165890) that had a snout-vent length of 245mm. The largest Gekko gecko, as reported by Bauer and Russell (1991), had a snout-vent length of 176mm.
Both are big geckos but it's hard to beat Hoplodactylus delcourti with a snout-vent length of 370mm!!!

04-15-2006, 11:05 PM
Hoplodactylus delcourti are thought to be extinct though, right? And that leachie pictured above has an SLV of 13in (330.2 mm), as far as i know.