BARKING GECKO FACTS
The Barking Gecko is dark purple black to purple brown above, with small yellow or white spots arranged in bands across the head body and tail. There is a dense band of these spots around the neck. The tail is fat and broad tapering to a point.
8cm excluding tail
wet coastal heathland, wet sclerophyll forest, dry woodlands, arid scrubland. Shelters in crevices in rock or under loose bark at base of tree.
nocturnal feeder - feeds on insects, spiders and other invertebrates
Lays clutches of 2 parchment-shelled eggs
southern Australia from south west of Western Australia through to south east Queensland, but not found in southern Victoria or Tasmania.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Makes a barking sound as a defensive call
|Common Name:||Barking Gecko|