General Description

Body purple to brown with small white spots. Tail black with white stripes across, and carrot-shaped. Up to 10 cm long (snout-vent).


Thick-tailed Geckos can be very common in small areas, often being found in aggregations of multiple individuals in their daytime shelters. They are a nocturnal species, foraging at night for insects. When threatened, they will make a barking defensive sound. If they need to regrow their tails, the new tails will be slightly different shapes and colours. As with most geckos, female Thick-tailed Geckos lay two hard-shelled eggs.


Southern mainland Australia.


Dry sclerophyll forests, rocky areas and shrublands.

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