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Gecko: Transvaal (Pachydactylus affinis)

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lettuceleaf711
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Gecko: Transvaal (Pachydactylus affinis)

Unread postby lettuceleaf711 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:21 pm

hi. i'm not so clued up on geckos - this guy was on my wall in joburg.
help please :pray:
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Re: please help me identify this gecko

Unread postby BushSnake » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:19 pm

It's not a Bibron's gecko (Chondrodactylus bibronii), but rather a Transvaal gecko (Pachydactylus affinis). They can vary a lot in colour and they are normally a lot darker, but I've seen light ones like this. Also, we don't get Bibron's geckos in Joburg ... unfortunately.
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