Reef gecko

The Reef gecko is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Florida Reef Gecko is a tiny round-bodied gecko with relatively large, overlapping, and strongly keeled scales on the back. Perhaps the smallest lizard in the United States, it is only 2 - 2.25 in. (5.1 - 5.7 cm) TL. More

The Reef Gecko, also known as the Florida Reef Gecko, is a small species of gecko from the United States. Habitat and range - This is one of the few geckos found in the United States. More

The reef gecko has two tiny relatives, both from the West Indies, that occur only on the Lower Keys. These are the ocellated gecko (S. a. argus) and the ashy gecko (S. e. elegans). More

Only the Cuban Ashy Gecko and Florida Reef Gecko share the Common Ocellated Gecko's tiny size and round pupils. The Ashy Gecko's dorsal scales are small and granular. The Florida Reef Gecko has only dark lines on the head and numerous light markings on a dark background. More

One exception is the Brown Florida Reef Gecko, this small two inch long leaf dweller considered native by most researchers is most commonly seen on the southern tip of Florida, and in the keys. They have also occasionally been found in West Palm Beach. More

The Florida Reef Gecko is a very small gecko. It has many large and overlapping scales on its back that are strongly keeled. The color scheme of this Gecko is basically many black spot on a brown background. More

the Florida reef gecko, is found on the Florida Keys. The Indo-Pacific gecko is unisexual and parthenogenetic, which means there are no males and the females lay eggs that are genetic replicas of themselves. More

The Reef Gecko, Sphaerodactylus notatus, found in the Keys and the extreme southern part of the state, and may be the only native gecko. It is brown. Males have dark spots. More

Reef Gecko - Native to Florida, these are small geckos topping out at only 2-3 inches. They are narrow and streamlined with pointed heads and colors ranging from orange-brown to pale brown. They also have darker markings and are often identified with a stripe on the head. More

Common names

notatus: Florida Reef Gecko in English - English
reef gecko in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Gekkonidae
Genus : Sphaerodactylus
Species : Sphaerodactylus notatus
Authority : Baird, 1859