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White Lined Gecko

Gekko vittatus
Conservation Status: 
The canopy and understory of tropical rain forests.

Like all “true” geckos, white lined geckos have microscopic scales in the shape of hooks on the bottom of their feet. These scales grab on to microscopic imperfections found on every surface. This enables them to walk vertically or even upside down on almost any surface.

Their natural diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.

They are approximately 5-8 inches long including the tail, and can live for 10-20 years.

Females lay 1-2 eggs at a time by “gluing” them to surfaces such as leaf stalks.  The eggs hatch in 3-6 months.