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  Robust Velvet Gecko (Oedura robusta)





Robust Velvet Gecko | Oedura robusta photo
Robust Velvet Gecko on house beam, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Robust Velvet Gecko | Oedura robusta photo
Robust Velvet Gecko on house wall, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Robust Velvet Gecko | Oedura robusta photo
Robust Velvet Gecko - detail of claw and blotched pattern. Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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ROBUST VELVET GECKO FACTS

Description
The Robust Velvet Gecko is a stocky lizard that is often seen climbing around walls of homes near suitable habitat. This reptile is dark brown with large rectangular blotches down the back and tail. If it loses its tail, the regrown tail is mottled rather than blotched.

Size
8cm excluding tail

Habitat
woodlands, rock outcrops, shelters under bark. Often found around houses.

Food
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates

Breeding
Lays clutches of 2 parchment-shelled eggs

Range
south east Queensland and northern New South Wales



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Gekkonidae
Genus:Oedura
Species:robusta
Common Name:Robust Velvet Gecko

Relatives in same Genus
  Velvet Gecko (O. lesueurii)