Strophurus williamsi These come from New South Whales, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria.  This species has an interesting defense mechanism. They can project a foul smelling fluid from the dorsal side of the tail. A great species to work with and typically very visible. 


Nebulifera (Oedura) robusta These are variable in color depending on surrounding temps and stress level from a silver grey and black to a off blue gray and dark black. These are a beautiful and agile gecko from eastern Australia. A heavy consistent spraying regimen is necessary to induce breeding once out of cool. They take one and a half years to reach maturity and lay 3-4 clutches a season.

Heteronotia binoei An interesting species to work with. Their behavior is very dwarf monitor like as they run down their food. One of my all time favorite species to work with. These come from the hot dry middle of Australia. They are parthenogenic and do not need a mate to reproduce. The eggs get incubated 84- 86 degrees and on dry perilite. These will produce if kept singly but seem to do better in groups of 3-5. They are fairly prolific produce 6-7 clutches a season.

Nephrurus levis levis These come from central Australia and have the largest distribution of any Knobtail. There are three subspecies N. l. levis, N. l. pilbarensis, and N. l. occidentalis. There is an albino form of N. l. pilbarensis in the trade. The babies tend to be a little fragile and if they miss a shed they will die. I do not recommend these as a first Knobtail to get.They can lay eggs as young as 10 months but I do recommend not pairing them until they are a year and a half old. They lay 4-7 clutches in a season.

Nephrurus amyae  This is the largest Aussie gecko and comes from the central region of Australia,. Very bulldog like in appearance. They are fond of dubia roaches. They typically reach maturity in around three years and average 3-4 clutches per season.

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Strophurus ciliaris ciliaris There are currently two recognized sub species. Strophurus ciliaris ciliaris and Strophurus ciliaris aberrans. Strophurus ciliaris ciliaris has symmetric shaped scales going down the top of the tail while Strophurus ciliaris aberrans has mixed in conical shaped scales in the same region. They live in semi arid through sub tropical shrub lands. Either Strophurus ciliaris or Strophurus elderi have the largest distribution in the genus.

Amelanistic and normal phase Oedura castelnaui Not a lot of Aussie morphs out there. These are a stocky built colorful gecko that comes from semi tropical forests in northern Australia. They take one and a half years to reach maturity and lay 3-5 clutches a year. These sell fast.

Oedura monilis These come from open forests in north eastern Australia, This is a great beginner Velvet gecko. Very tough, easy to breed, and the most affordable Aussie gecko. They can be bred at one and a half years old and lay 4-6 clutches a season.

Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus These are my personal favorite Knobtail to work with. There are two subspecies from western Australia. N.. w cinctus and N. w. wheeleri. The only one available in the US is N. w. cinctus. They can produce at one year but I would strongly advise that you give them at least a year and a half. They lay from 6-9 clutches a season.

Diplodactylus tessellatus These cover a large range and are a adaptable species. The total area they occur is slightly over one third of Australia and mostly on the eastern half. They occur mostly in sparsely vegetated rocky and hard soiled areas. Cation should be given to not over feed them as they will become lethargic. The male should only be introduced for 3-4 days after each clutch is laid and then removed for more consistent productivity. The lay box of moist sand should have a side opening entrance even to the surface are they walk on. They average 4-5 clutches per season. 

Nephrurs deleani  These come from a small and isolated distribution in Southern Australia called Pernatty Lagoon. Similar to N. levis these can be delicate and should not be a first Knobtail to keep. They lay 4-5 clutches per season.

Lucasium (Diplodactylus) damaeum These come from southern Australia. A very active and salamander like species. These need to be fed heavily during the breeding season and  are easy to breed. The male should be rotated out on occasion to give him a break. Females will lay 5-6 clutches per season. 

Salturius wyberba  These come from between Queensland and New South Whales in sparsely wooded granite outcrops. They prefer to cling head down between vertically stacked cork bark flats during the day and actively forage and hang on the underside of the screen tops at night. They lay 2-4 clutches per season.

Nephrurus (Underwoodisaurus) milii These occur in southern Australia in rocky outcrops and forest edges. They take around two years to reach maturity. These are slower growing than N. w.. cinctus and N l. levis which makes sense being that it is colder in southern Australia. These are tough and the easiest to breed. A great Knobtail to start with.

Oedura coggeri These occur in rocky parts of open woodlands in Queensland. Quite a bit shorter in TL than the other Oedura I work with but built stocky. Production on these should start mid- late 2014.

Phyllurus platurus  There are 15 species of Aussie leaf tail geckos from three genera. They all live in the Eastern regions with small geographic distributions. P. platurus are saxicolous (rock dwelling).  These do not tolerate heat well and should be kept between 72-  78 degrees. They reach maturity at around two years and lay 2-4 clutches a year.