TerreNueve least gecko

TerreNueve least gecko

TerreNueve least gecko, Terre-neuve least gecko, Northwest haitian banded geckolet

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Sphaerodactylus sommeri

The Terre-Neuve least gecko (Sphaerodactylus sommeri), also known commonly as the northwest Haitian banded geckolet, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Haiti.

Animal name origin

The specific name, sommeri, is in honor of American entomologist William W. Sommer.

Appearance

The maximum recorded snout-to-vent length (SVL) of S. sommeri is 3.5 cm (1.4 in) for females and 3.0 cm (1.2 in) for males.

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The preferred habitat of S. sommeri is forest at altitudes of 0–680 m (0–2,231 ft).

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Mating Habits

S. sommeri is oviparous.

References

1. TerreNueve least gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TerreNueve_least_gecko
2. TerreNueve least gecko on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/75605940/115490992

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