Sphaerodactylus parvus

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Sphaerodactylus parvus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: S. parvus
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus parvus
Powell & Henderson, 2001
  • Sphaerodactylus microlepis parvus King, 1962

Sphaerodactylus parvus is a gecko endemic to the Anguilla Bank of islands in the Lesser Antilles, which comprises Anguilla, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy. It was elevated to species level in 2001, formerly described as a subspecies of S. macrolepis.

Both sexes can reach a size of around 35 mm. The dorsal surface in males is tan to brown, and may be without markings or have a "salt and pepper" pattern of scattered dark scales. Its ventral surface is pale, occasionally with markings on the throat. Its head is yellow to orange.


  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 55, ISBN 0-333-69141-5 .
  • Powell, Robert; Henderson, Robert W. (2001), "On the Taxonomic Status of Some Lesser Antillean Lizards", Carib. J. Sci., 37 (3-4): 288–290 .

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