Scientific Name: Gekkonidae
Colour: Tan, Black, Brown, White, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow
Life Span: 2-9 years
Predator: Snake, Birds, Spiders
Prey: Insects, Worms, Small Birds
Size: 0.1-40cm (0.04-15.7in)
Weight: 18g (0.5oz)
Top Speed: 48km/h (30mph)
Habitat: Rocky deserts and mountainous regions
The gecko is a small to medium species of lizard that is found in the more temperate and tropical regions of the world. Geckos are more commonly found around the Equator and in the Southern Hemisphere although a few species of gecko are found north of the Equator in warmer regions.
There are thought to be over 2,000 different species of gecko found around the world and it is widely believed that there are more species of gecko that ate yet to be discovered. Geckos are found in a wide variety of colours and have various different markings on their bodies depending on the species of gecko.
Geckos are found in a wide variety of habitats in the warmer parts of the world including rocky deserts, mountains, jungles, rainforests, grasslands and even in urban areas where it is common to find geckos in hou
Geckos can range in size from just a few centimetre to more than 50 cm in length. The largest species of gecko is the Delcourt's gecko (which is now believed to be extinct), native to New Zealand and it grows to nearly 60 cm in length. The Jaragua Sphaero found in the Dominican Republic in South America, is the smallest species of gecko in the world and averages less than 2cm in length.