- Spotted Thick-Toed Gecko or Spotted Gecko [Pachydactylus maculates]
- 58 mm
- 48 mm
A small, gentle gecko with a fat body and a rounded snout. The back is grey to greyish-brown, with 4 rows of elongated, blackish spots that are not white-edged and occasionally fuse into irregular crossbands. The belly is off-white in colour.
Inland escarpment of Cape from Sutherland, and coastal region from Knysna through Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, to Swaziland and extreme South Eastern Mpumalanga; one record from adjacent Mozambique.
Females are gravid from September - February and lay 2 - 3 clutches, each consisting of 2 hard-shelled eggs. Incubation takes 100 -120 days.
Small insects and spiders.
The Spotted Gecko is one of the more common geckos of the more than 30 species in Southern Africa. These geckos are found in a range of habitats.