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Spotted sandplain gecko

spotted sandplain gecko (Diplodactylus polyophthalmus)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Diplodactylus polyophthalmus - Günther, 1867
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us   POLL-ee-opp-THAL-muss
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
polyophthalmus: "The specific name polyophthalmus means ‘many eyes’ in Latin, in reference to the spots on the dorsum that resemble eyes."2
Other names  speckled stone gecko
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.4 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Coastal and adjacent inland colluvial sandplains north of the Swan River in Western Australia.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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