Sphaerodactylus kirbyi

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Bequia Dwarf Gecko
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: S. kirbyi
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus kirbyi
Lazell, 1994

The Bequia dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus kirbyi), also called the Grenadines sphaero or Bequia sphaero, is a gecko species that is endemic to Bequia, an island in the Grenadines that is part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The species is named after Dr. I. Earle Kirby, who was a government veterinarian and naturalist on St. Vincent.

It reaches a length of 25 mm snout-to-vent. It is gray-brown, occasionally with a yellowish tint on its chin, throat, and the sides of its neck. The underside of its tail is mottled with orange. It has irregular small blotches on its body, and faded stripes on its head. A gray inverse V-shape extends from its hindlimbs to the base of its tail.


  1. ^ Henderson, R.W. & Powell, R. (2011). "Sphaerodactylus kirbyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 

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