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Naultinus elegans punctatus (Gray, 1842)
Wellington Green Gecko

Description:

The N. elegans punctatus sub species is much larger than N. elegans elegans and can be distinguished by the yellow soles it has on its feet instead of the grey-green colour of N. elegans elegans.

Distribution:

This form of N. elegans is found in the south-eastern area of the North Island.

Ecology

Arboreal, nocturnal hunters but sun-bask, love eating moths and flies.

Habitat:

Live in scrub and forest areas especially Kanuka and Manuka where it occurs.

Notes:

This sub-species displays an aggressive behaviour, baring its open blue cavity mouth and barking if provoked.

 


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