Shreve's least gecko

Shreve's least gecko

Shreve's least gecko, Northwest haiti blotched sphaero, Northwest haitian blotched geckolet

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Sphaerodactylus shrevei

Shreve's least gecko (Sphaerodactylus shrevei), also known commonly as the northwest Haiti blotched sphaero and the northwest Haitian blotched geckolet, is an endangered species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Haiti.

Animal name origin

The specific name, shrevei, is in honor of American herpetologist Benjamin Shreve.

Appearance

Dorsally, S. shrevei is ash gray, with a dorsal pattern that is blotched (rather than lineate). Ventrally, it is uniform white. Adult females may attain a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 30 mm (1.2 in). Adult males are smaller, attaining an SVL of 24 mm (0.94 in).

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The preferred natural habitats of S. shrevei are forest and rocky areas, at altitudes from sea level to 50 m (160 ft).

Mating Habits

S. shrevei is oviparous.

References

1. Shreve's least gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreve's_least_gecko
2. Shreve's least gecko on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/75605902/75607934

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