Taken 15-Mar-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Gecko, Gehyra Punctata, Lizard, Spotted Dtella, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions5520 x 2760
Original file size2.48 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Mar-14 23:27
Date modified19-Oct-14 13:14
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/14
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
Gehyra Punctata

Gehyra Punctata

Gehyra Punctata (Spotted Dtella)

IUCN Status: Not Assessed.

I've still got a lot to learn, and while that's exciting, it can be problematic too. I took this photo on my trip to Western Australia earlier this year. I'd done some modest reading about some of the animals we were likely to find, but not to the detail needed to know how to identify this species and some of the other geckos we would find.

To properly identify this species (and Gehyra pilbara) you need to look at the scales on the underside of the feet, and count how many scales on the toes are divided down the middle. So if you see a half mad looking person out in the bush somewhere with a jewllers eye piece cursing about "subdigital lamellae" you'll know what's going on.

I was just lucky I was with such a person in WA and could ask after the event from the comfort of my padded chair.... but I do know what to look for next time.