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Gekko gecko (Tokay Gecko)


Wikipedia Abstract

The tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) is a nocturnal arboreal gecko in the genus Gekko, the true geckos. It is native to Asia and some Pacific Islands. The tokay gecko is known as a hokkeng in Chakma, takshak in Bengali, hankkok in Manipuri, tuko in the Philippines, tokkae in Malaysia, tokek in Indonesian/Javanese, tắc kè in Vietnamese, kokkek in Zomi and ตุ๊กแก [túkkɛː] in Thai, Sawk-khe in HMAR and awke in Mizo for its characteristic vocalizations.
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Adult Weight [1]  63 grams
Birth Weight [2]  2 grams
Female Weight [2]  45 grams
Clutch Size [2]  2
Clutches / Year [2]  2
Egg Length [2]  0.787 inches (20 mm)
Egg Width [2]  0.669 inches (17 mm)
Incubation [2]  3 months 20 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  24 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  6 inches (15 cm)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Philippines Philippines No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No


Parasitized by 
Pharyngodon apapillosus <Unverified Name>[4]
Pharyngodon geckinis <Unverified Name>[4]
Pharyngodon gekko <Unverified Name>[4]
Pharyngodon kuntzi <Unverified Name>[4]
Postorchigenes majeedi <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, S China (incl. Hong Kong), Philippine Islands (Palawan, Calamian Islands, Panay, Luzon), Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lombok, Flores, Timor, Aru), S;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
2Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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