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LORD HOWE ISLAND GECKO (Christinus guentheri)
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Lord Howe Island gecko

The Lord Howe Island gecko Christinus guentheri, which can grow to 12cm in length is native to both lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. The gecko can grow to 12cm long; it is nocturnal, and during the day hides in tree cracks and palm crowns. The introduced rats Rattus rattus prey upon the native geckos, and they are not as comon on the main lord Howe island as they once used to be. However the offshore islets around Lord Howe Island are rodent free and provide a safe refuge for the geckos.

 
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