Western Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus spinigerus ssp. inornatus) from near Perth, Western Australia


Although nocturnally active this gecko perches during the day on low shrubs where it relies on a cryptic pose to avoid detection. If that fails it can further deter a predator by squirting a harmless odorous fluid from rupture zones along the top of its tail. Although it will feed on a range of invertebrates it particularly likes moths. Deposits two parchment-shelled eggs.


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