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Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko

Native shrubs and trees will provide perfect habitat for a Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko as they prefer to be high up in the shrub-layer,

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Bibdjool (Gecko)

Scientific Name: Strophurus spinigerus

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Soft Spiny-tailed Geckos will venture into home gardens located near reserves, parks, and bushland

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hollows in large trees and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Nocturnal invertebrates

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Like most gecko species, the Soft Spiny-tailed Geckos 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!

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