just another day being green
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|This little critter is a Naultinus Manukaus(Marlborough green gecko)|
Distribution Found in the Marlborough sounds region including Stephens and D'Urville Islands.
Habitat: Very arboreal and found in scrub and forest like Manuka and kanuka, taupata and other small leaved species.
Vivid green, can also have white to shades of creamy patterns but less patterned then other South Island Naultinus species. It usually has
yellow undersideand a yellowish tinge around the lips .Its Mouth has a bluish tinge with a pink tongue. Enlarged scales are present on its head and back side of its neck ,rows along the sides and pelvic area but never all over its body. snout short and square-edged . Toes are narrow and tapering with no expanded pads . Has good grip with its slender tail . This gecko is diurnal and often sun basks.
This species has a wide range of sizes overall length varies from 125mm and Up to 165mm and snout to vent length of 54 to 68mm.
Gives birth to twins usually, from March to April .
This geckos name refers to the scrub which it is most often
found in (manuka).
Named by McCann,1955
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Gareth, Great shot with good DOF, detail & natural color. Like this environment you've shot the gecko in also. I visited your website..I can see why they call you the "Lizard Man"!! Well done!
- [2005-02-04 3:41]
Nice picture, good details and DOF! It almost looks like a plastic toy, real great!
Hi Gareth.Great shot of this naughty Naultinus. It looks good on the Mingimingi. I think I shot one on the same type of plant at Pirongia.
We must catch up again soon for another adventure. Give us a ring. Steve.
Great post, good details and POV.
Very nice clear photo of this gecko. The eye is very sharp as well. Nicely done.