Saba least gecko

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Saba least gecko
Sphaerodactylus sabanus by D. Sikes 01.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species:
S. sabanus
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus sabanus
Cochrane, 1938

The Saba least gecko (Sphaerodactylus sabanus) is a gecko endemic to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, where it can be found on Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, and Nevis.

Both sexes reach a maximum length of about 30 mm snout-to-vent. Its dorsal color is brown, and its head is tinted orange. Its ventral surface ranges from white to light brown, with a white or yellow throat. Its head is marked with dark stripes that extend from its snout that may break up into spots. It has a dark (or dark-bordered) spot on the back of its head, and its body and tail are usually covered with rows of paler, smaller spots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, R. & Henderson, R.W. 2016. Sphaerodactylus sabanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75605877A75607909. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T75605877A75607909.en. Downloaded on 07 March 2019.
  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., pp. 62, 65–66, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.

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