IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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A medium-sized gecko, with maximum recorded SVL of 56 mm. Limbs moderately long. Nostril bordered by rostral, 3 nasals and the first upper labial (in 100% of cases), upper nasals mostly not in contact (in 94% of cases). 8-11 supralabials and 6-9 infralabials.Two pairs of postmentals present, length of suture between the anterior pair is shorter than the mental. 34-46 gulars. Dorsal tubercles large and strongly keeled. 32-42 ventrals across mid-abdomen. Tail slender, with dorsal tubercles extending almost to the tail tip; transverse row of 6 tubercles reach between 3-10 segments (n=17); sub-caudals laterally expanded along the medial line. Digital pads moderately expanded; 6-8 lamellae under first toe, 9-11 under fourth toe. Basic dorsal coloration pinkish gray, translucent, with dark spots that form 4-5 irregular alternating, transverse bands. Transverse bands often assume an 'X' shape, especially in young specimens. Tail with dark (10-13) and light bands, which increase in contrast distally, being black and white along its terminal portion, usually in young specimens only.

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