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Renay
09-20-2009, 06:00 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/renay89/gecko5.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/renay89/gecko6.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/renay89/gecko3.jpg

Hes arboreal, and he screeches if he feels threatened, hes lightning quick and is about the same size as a leo gecko... Can anyone tell me what he is?!

Sgvreptiles
09-20-2009, 06:15 PM
Gekko grossmanni

Renay
09-20-2009, 06:35 PM
I've never heard of that type of gecko. Does it have a more common name? Thanks for the tip, I'm gonna look up some info on them.

Ingo
09-21-2009, 01:48 AM
Yes, its a Gekko grossmanni, aka marbled gecko.
This species is not truly arboreal, but a rockdweller. As an adult, it prefers vertically orientated relatively smooth (artificial) sandstone surfaces. Larger parts of the rockwalls should be covered with vines. The geckos not only need these for shelter, but also almost exclusively glue their eggs onto rock surfaces covered by a larger leave oritentated parallel to the rockwall. The babies do spend less time on rock surfaces and do more climb on branches-maybe to be largely out of the way of cannibalistic adults in the natural habitat.


Ingo

Ingo
11-03-2009, 01:57 AM
but 90% of grossmanni imports are males...

Hilde
11-03-2009, 09:57 AM
Considering that cresties and leos are the most easily recognized pet geckos, just how did this one get misidentified? Whoever you got him from should be corrected so they don't pull another fast one on some other unsuspecting customer.

Ingo
11-04-2009, 01:54 AM
The babies do spend less time on rock surfaces and do more climb on branches-maybe to be largely out of the way of cannibalistic adults in the natural habitat.
Hey, thats copy/pasted from one of my earlier posts.....

Hilde
11-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Ingo, that was just a cover-up for the spam links in his signature. He won't be doing that anymore. :coverlaugh:

geckoboy30
12-06-2009, 07:56 AM
its surely not a leo

ravenlady13
01-30-2010, 11:55 PM
it's funny that they could misidentify this guy because he looks nothing like a crested (even babies have a bit of a crest along their head) and there are no stripes, spots, or plump tail to suggest leo.
He's (she's?) a lovely marbled, though.

Renay
01-31-2010, 01:43 AM
Well, theres no need to do any correcting, this gecko wasn't bought, it was given to me by someone who didn't know what it was but assumed that it was a leopard gecko or a crested. Naturally as soon as I saw it, I knew otherwise. Luckily for the gecko, his habitat was excellent in comparison with the great description provided by Ingo. Hes still alive and very well, a creepy little bugger, but we like him.