Lizards: Christinus marmoratus
Common Name=Marbled Gecko
Genus/Species=Christinus marmoratus (J.E. Gray, 1845)
Distribution=Common in semi-arid country of southern mainland Australia from Melbourne to Perth.
Habitat=Found in a variety of woodland habitats and well adapted to urbanisation (they may appear around dwellings).
Description=These lizards have a mottled appearance all-over, including the eys, and grow to about 8cm long.
Observations=Like most (if not all) geckos, they are nocturnal and can only be found during the day in their hidouts, such as under rocks.
In these retreats they often congregate in small groups.
They hunt at night for insects and other small arthropods.