Pacific Gecko - Hoplodactylus pacificus

The Pacific Gecko is distributed on the North Island and on some off shore Islands. It is nocturnal and not often seen basking in the sun. The Pacific Gecko forages on the ground but also climbs trees or can be found and in crack of clay or stone banks. The fibrous roots of pohutukawa trees and skirts of the dead leaves of cabbage tree are also other known haunts. In an urban setting they are sometimes found between sheets of corrugated iron left lying around.

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