Marbled GeckoScientific name: Christinus marmoratus

Meaning of name: The name Christinus refers to Miss Christine Biggs of London. Marmoratus is Latin meaning marbled.

Distribution: Occurs throughout the southwest of Western Australia from north of Geraldton to near the South Australian border.

Description: A nocturnal gecko that can grow to 14 centimetres long. The Marbled Gecko has blackish zigzag markings on a grey to brown background. 

Notes: The tail can be regrown if lost. The regrown tail usually has a different pattern to the rest of the body.

References: A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper, David Robinson. 2010

Lizards of Western Australia III Geckos & Pygopods. GM Storr, LA Smith, RE Johnstone. 1990

The Reptile Database