Gekko canaensis

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Gekko canaensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Gekko
Species: G. canaensis
Binomial name
Gekko canaensis
Ngo and Gamble, 2011[1]

Gekko canaensis is a species in Gekko genus, Gekkonidae family, first found from Southern Vietnam in 2011.[2]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Field surveys were conducted in May 2006 and June 2010. Species name refers to the location where it was first found—Ca Na cape.[1][2]

Physical characteristics[edit]

SVL to maximum 108.5 mm, dorsal pattern of five to seven white vertebral blotches between nape and sacrum and six to seven pairs of short white bars on flanks between limb insertions, 1–4 internasals, 30–32 ventral scale rows between weak ventrolateral folds, 14–18 precloacal pores in males, 10–14 longitudinal rows of smooth dorsal tubercles, 14–16 broad lamellae beneath digit I of pes, 17–19 broad lamellae beneath digit IV of pes, and a single transverse row of enlarged tubercles along the posterior portion of dorsum of each tail segment.[1][2]


It is known from Cà Ná cape, Thuận Nam District, Ninh Thuận Province, Nam Trung Bộ, Vietnam.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d van Tri, Ngo; Gamble T. (25 May 2011). "Gekko canaensis sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new gecko from southern Vietnam" (Pdf). Zootaxa. 2890: 53–6. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gekko canaensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 May 2016.