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Binoe’s Prickly Gecko

Binoe’s Prickly Gecko have established themselves well within the urban areas of Perth.

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Noongar Name: Bibdjool (Gecko)

Scientific Name: Heteronotia binoei

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Binoe’s Prickly Gecko are considered common in urban areas but seldom seen.

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the Wheat Belt and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hollows in large trees and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Inverterbrates

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Like most gecko species, the Binoe’s Prickly Gecko help control pests (including roaches) and benefit our neighbourhoods by contributing to a healthy environment for our community. If you explore your garden during the night with a torch (called spotlighting) you might see one and you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia! If you have seen a Binoe’s Prickly Gecko in your garden, you can record your sighting in the Atlas of Living Australia!


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