Gecko identification ??

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    wayneobro Not so new Member

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    hey all , finding heaps of these little gecko dudes in my laundry i live in the illawarra and have no idea of local species ? we have had heaps of them come in the house when it rains , poor little dudes just keep on picking them up n putting them back outside lol im thinking they may be an eastern stone gecko but i could be wrong ??
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    Hmm, They look similar to the ones I find at Young which are Marbled Geckos.. Not sure but thats what they look like to me.
     
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    Its not a ESG, Im thinking a type of Dtella but im not 100%
    It also could be a Marbled gecko but i didn't think they were found within 100km of the coast in your area
    How far from the coast are you
     
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    I was also thinking marble too I'm only about 20km from the coast ? Where are marbles usually found ?
     
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    Here is a distribution map Christinus marmoratus

    It looks alot like a Varigated Dtella but the location doesnt fit either, I dont know if there are other Dtellas found in your area as my field guide only has a handle of the many Dtella species

    One way to tell if its a Dtella is have a really close look at the toes, if the inside toe is lacking a claw then its a Dtella
     
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    None of them have claws ? Out of all the maps and species list I have check none of them correspond with my location ?
     
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    Yeah Im pretty sure all Dtellas have a missing a claw on the inside toe, Marbleds and Asian House Geckos have claws on all toes.
    Yeah I cant find anything that matches your area either, and because you have found a few it rules out the fact it could be a stowaway
     
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    its a marbled gecko - Christinus marmoratus ;)
     
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    I'm wondering if maby there escapee from a breeder lol but I doubt it
     
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    Yeah i thought that but he said he has found a few of them
     
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    no wait sorry, just made the pic bigger, and it is not a marbled gecko. you can tell by the padded toes
     
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    It dose look alot like a dtella like geckoman said but how can u tell ? Some of the ones we have found also have like Goldie coloured dots down there back but look the same as the one in the pic ?
     
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    ive kept marbleds for a while ;), (4 years is alot for a 13 year old kid :lol: )
    ive only got some old crappy pics of mine, as they wont stay still :/,
    you can see that the toes on your gecko are 'padded'
     

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    Oedura lesuerii?
     
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    Oedura lesueurii
     
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    Oops beat me to it -the great minds of Ryde!
     
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    I didn't even think of Oeduras:oops::oops::oops:
     
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    Lesueur's velvet gecko is the common name. I just sold one not to long ago
     
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    100% Christinus marmoratus.
     
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    Ryde pride Bob! Wish I had a stack of velvets living under my place....
     
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