Marbled Velvet Gecko


Common Name: Marbled Velvet Gecko
Scientific Name: Oedura marmorata
Family: Gekkonidae (Geckos)
Genus: Oedura
Status: Secure – Category 3
Size: SVL 110 mm

—— Description ——
Large variable Oedura. Tail slender and round in cross-section to plump and weakly depressed. Ground colour dark purplish brown. Juveniles bear simple pattern of broad, prominent yellow to cream bands; 5 or 6 between nape and hips, and 4 or 5 on tail. Dark band extends from snout, through eye, curving to meet its opposite on base of head. This is margined by yellow to cream band from lips, curving on nape to form 1st pale band. Pattern becomes broken and more complex with age. Pale bands may develop dark centres and ragged edges, and irregular pale spotting tends to develop on ground colour. Occasionally all transverse pattern is replaced by irregular pale flecks or variegations. Ventral surfaces whitish.

—— Preferred Habitat ——
Widely distributed in subhumid to arid areas west of the Great Dividing Range between northern NSW and the eastern Kimberley region of WA. A separate population occurs in arid Pilbara to the Gascoyne regions of WA.

—— Micro Habitat ——
Arboreal and rock-inhabiting. See genus.

The following equipment is needed for this reptile:

  • An adequately sized Reptile Vivarium.
  • A suitable heating source, ie: Heat Element, Heat Mat, Heat Cord and Heat Lamp.
  • Adequate lighting, ie: UVA – UVB.
  • Water Bowl.
  • Other optional products are also available to ensure total comfort for your reptile.