Pacific Dtella (species: Gehyra oceanica) in taxonomy (Gaia Guide)
Gehyra oceanica
Pacific Dtella

©Sabine's Sunbird on Wikipedia: Gehyra oceanica

©Marisa or Robin Agarwal: Underside of Gehyra oceanica
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Gekkonidae
Genus Gehyra
Species Gehyra oceanica

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Gehyra oceanica

Distribution and habitat preferences

The species is native to New Guinea and a number of islands in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. It has also been widely introduced across the islands of the Pacific, reaching as far as the Marquesas Islands in Polynesia (where the species was first collected for science), although the extent to which the species has been introduced by human intervention is a matter of some debate. There are two apparent populations, a northern one in Micronesia and a southern one in Melanesia and Polynesia.

They are generally arboreal. (Wikipedia)


nocturnal (active at night)

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