ID for purchased gecko

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  1. alichamp

    alichamp Active Member

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    I bought this guy at the Sydney Reptile Expo yesterday. Anyone able to confirm species?

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    Wasn’t there a species id when u bought it from the person who should have done licensing stuff with u??
     
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    Ocellated gecko Oedura monilis. Light patches surround by darker border (ocelli) on dorsum.
     
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    Thanks Bluetongue1!

    yes there was. As I'm new to geckos, exercising due diligence. It was incorrectly labelled.
     
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    what was it labelled as? who was the seller? - good sign of dodgy breeder, when they dont know what they have haha
     
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    It was labelled as a different type of velvet gecko. Obviously I'm not over the moon, and the one time in my life I've made an impulsive decision of this nature. But I knew what we were getting in to. Moose looks good and healthy to me (right?) and he's very cute so we love him anyway.
     
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    If I were to take a guess, I’d say it was sold to you as a “Marbled Gecko”. Irrespective of the name, it’s a great looking gecko that should bring you many hours of joy. As a lad I had a colony of six Lesueur’s Velvet Geckos that kept me company at night, especially when studying for exams, when they had a wonderfully calming effect just observing them. By the way, it very much looks to be a male. I figure that might help if you intend to give it a name. Whatever, enjoy!
     
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    I wouldn't have got much study done .

    Nice looking gecko by the way.
     
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