The Crested Gecko, Rhacodactylus ciliatus was once thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1994. Native to the mainland, Grande Terre and Ile Des Pins (Pine Island). This species is highly prolific producing a clutch (two) of eggs from spring until fall. The smallest of the genus only measuring 3-5″ from snout to vent.
The Gargoyle Gecko, Rhacodactylus auriculatus is the second smallest of the genus measuring 8″ snout to vent. The common name originates from the raised bone structure on top of the head. Much like the Crested Gecko this species will produce a single clutch every month during breeding season.
The Mossy Prehensile-Tailed Gecko, Rhacodactylus chahoua, is the most personable of the entire genus. Easily tamed and constantly aware of it’s surroundings the “chahoua” as it is commonly referred to is a big hit as of late.
The Slender Prehensile-Tailed Gecko, Rhacodactylus sarasinorum, is often overlooked by enthusiasts of the community due to it’s flighty nature. As an adult this species tames down but still has a necessity to constantly move even while being handled.
The New Caledonian Giant Gecko, Rhacodactylus leachianus, is an impressive gecko, with the largest form reaching upwards of 15"+ and weight of more than 300g+.
The Rough-Snouted Gecko, Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus, is highly fascinating in that this species is live bearing. An adult female will produce two babies a year and can take up to 6 months of gestation.