Ocellated gecko

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Ocellated gecko
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: S. argus
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus argus
Gosse, 1850[1]

The ocellated gecko, Sphaerodactylus argus, is a species of gecko found in the Caribbean.

Geographic range[edit]

This type of gecko is native only to Tobago and is mainly found in Main Ridge Forest Reserve.[2] It is also found in Cuba and Hispaniola. Ocellated geckos can be found in the Florida Keys, where they have well-established populations, though they were not native there.


Sphaerodactylus argus is a climbing species, and it can also be seen in buildings.


The ocellated gecko feeds on insects and other small invertebrates.


  1. ^ Gosse, P. 1850. Description of a new genus and six new species of saurian reptiles. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 6: 344-348.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Albert and Richard Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. p. 144.