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Speckled stone gecko

speckled stone gecko (Diplodactylus lateroides)
Darling Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Diplodactylus lateroides - Doughty & Oliver, 2013
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us   LAT-er-OY-deez
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
lateroides: "The specific name laterioides means ‘resembles laterite’ in Latin, in reference to the similarity of the colour pattern of many individuals of this species to the lateritic surfaces on which they occur".2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.1 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


The Darling Range inland and largely south of Perth, and on the Stirling Range.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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