CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Vertebrates: Reptiles
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
  Geckoes
Family Gekkonidae


Unlike the skinks and monitor lizards, the geckoes tend to be nocturnal. They lack eyelids and usually have very small scales. Many species are able to move on vertical surfaces with the help of their toepads which have numerous minute hook-like structures, clinging to irregularities on surfaces like velcro.

common flat-tailed gecko
Common flat-tailed gecko
Cosymbotes platyurus
Size:
up to 12 cm
dwarf gecko
Dwarf gecko
Hemiphyllodactylus typus
Size:
up to 8 cm
The Common flat-tailed gecko and the Dwarf gecko occur in local mangroves, as well as forests and houses! They are largely insectivorous.

<<Back to other mangrove vertebrates
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre