Vertebrate fauna of SE Asia
  

 

Home  
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia fauna ...  
   
Primates
 Carnivorans
 Large Mammals
 Small Mammals
 Mammal calls
 Bats
覧覧
Birds
覧覧
 Snakes
 Lizards & Crocodilians
 Turtles
覧覧
 Amphibians
 Tadpoles
 Frog calls
覧覧
Freshwater Fishes
 Marine & Brackish Fishes
覧覧
Species Lists
 





 


 
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia Vert Records (SEAVR) ...  
   
Philippines Records
  Indochina Records
  Indonesia & PNG Records
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
New Guinea herptiles ...  
Snakes   Lizards   Frogs  
覧覧覧覧覧  
   
  New pages ...
 
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 

Search this site ...

 
 


   

 
  覧覧覧覧覧  
  Email :


Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
Copyright ゥ Ecology Asia 2020

 
 
     
   
   

 

   
   
 
Large Forest Gecko
   
   

Fig 1
 


Fig 2


Fig 3

 




 

 

 

Family : GEKKONIDAE
Species : Gekko smithii
Size (snout to vent) : 16 cm
Size (total length) : 30 cm

Play call

The Large Forest Gecko is a noisy, generally nocturnal species which mainly inhabits primary forests, however it may also be found under the eaves of huts or cabins in forest clearings. Its loud call is a distinctive 'tok, tok, tok' or sometimes 'tok, tok, tok-eh' similar to the Tokay Gecko. It can be identified by its green eyes, and by the rows of white spots on its back. It has large claws, which allow it to grasp onto rough tree trunks.

This species is to be found throughout the 'Sunda' region including Southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java.


Fig 1 : Full-grown adult clinging to the trunk of a dead tree in broad daylight. Its resting hole is at bottom left.
Photo taken at South Belum Forest Reserve, northern Peninsular Malaysia.

Fig 2 : This specimen was found navigating across bare, denuded ground in Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.

Fig 3 : Juvenile from Lambir Hills, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo found on a hut at the forest edge.


References : H1, H2