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    Hey everyone, I've been trying to research what morph my leopard gecko is but I'm not finding anything that exactly matches mine. My leo has large circles on its back instead of bands. I don't know if that means its a different morph than normal or not. Check out the pics below:

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    Thanks for the help!

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    Geckos with "normal" pattern hatch with horizontal bands across the body and the tail. Some geckos hatch with breaks in the body and/or tail bands. If the breaks are complete and the bands get connected to each other on the geckos' sides (I imagine it's hard to visualize what I mean) then it looks as if it has a long shoulder-to-tail stripe on either side. Those are known as "stripe" geckos. Sometimes the horizontal bands have missing pieces in the middle and the configuration often makes it look as if it has a yellow or orange circle on the back. Any bands that are no longer solidly horizontal (at hatching) are called "broken bands" ("broken" referring to the pattern, not the gecko). If the gecko has broken bands on the body and the tail, it's called a jungle (if it has a kind of broken jungle camouflage type of pattern) or a stripe if it ends up with vertical stripes as described above. If the gecko has broken bands on either the body or the tail but not both, it's known as "aberrant". Since I can't see the tail in your pictures, I don't know which one to call it.

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    So, he has the broken bands on his body but the tail has full bands all the way down. So, does that make him a "Jungle Aberrant?"

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    Also, here's a better pic.

    Spyronapping (2).jpg

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    According to the way people use the terminology, he'd just be an "aberrant" because that word means "has some stripe features but not enough to be called a jungle or a stripe".

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    It's just a normal No need to try so hard to come up with something great, there is nothing wrong with the gecko not being some fancy morph.

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