Eurydactylodes agricolae These are from the mainland as well as the island of Koumac. E. agricole can easily be distinguished from E. vieillardi as they have smaller more granular scales. Both species I work with can exude a pungent smelling sticky substance from the vent if startled. They rarely exhibit this behavior in captivity. These lay 4-7 clutches per season and the eggs are soft shelled as apposed E. vieillardi which are more of a harder shelled egg similar to M. chahoua. 

Eurydactylodes vieillardi There are four species in this genus. The two listed on this website are the only ones available in the US. E. symmetricus and E. occidentalis are the other two species. These are all shrub dwellers and are typically found 2-5 feet off of the ground and will sit out on twigs during the day. E. vieillardi are from the mainland. They lay 4-6 clutches per season.

Correlophus sarasinorum (Slender prehensile tail gecko) These remind me of day gecko possessed NC gecko fairly flighty and fast. These are sporadic breeders so if you want to consistently produce you will need a group.  Producing females lay 4-5 clutches per season.

Rhacodactylus auriculatus (Gargoyle gecko). These are an underestimated NC gecko.  They lay an average of 4-6 clutches per season and the babies are variable. I'm currently producing red striped, red blotched, and select normal phase striped gargoyles.

Bayonnaise Island local Leachie These are a beautiful velvet green Leachie with pinks and light purples.  These are slightly less common than some of the other off shores.

Mt. Koghis local Leachie. These are mainlands from the south west region of Grande Terre and attain a fair size of around 320- 350 grams. They do get lighter and darker ranging from a dark creme color to almost black. A very heavy bodied local That has enlarged labial scales on the top row below the snout. These are great Leachies and a personal favorite.

Rhacodactylus as a genus has been revised. The first ones to address will be  Rhacodactylus auriculatus (Gargoyle), Rhacodacylus leachianus (Giant New Caledonian gecko), Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus (Greater rough snouted gecko) and Rhacodactylus trachyrhnchus trachycephalus (Lesser rough snouted gecko) have all remained in the genus Rhacodactylus. Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus and Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli have lost their sub species status and are now simply Rhacodactylus leachianus. Due to the obvious morphological differences between locals I still choose to keep and breed them for specific locals. 

Next up Rhacodactylus chahoua (Mossy prehensile tail gecko) has been changed to the genus Mniarogekko. It has been split into two species Mniarogekko chahoua and Mniarogekko jalu.

Lastly Rhacodactylus ciliatus (Crested gecko) has been changed to  Correlophus ciliatus. There are several distinct populations and it may be taxonomically split further, Rhacodactylus sarasinorum (Slender prehensil tailed gecko) has also been changed to Correlophus sarasinorum. 

Baviaya as a species will be getting split up in the future as well. There are numerous specimens already collected and awaiting ID. 



​New Caledonian Geckos

          A little info on Rhacodactylus Leachianus

Rhacodactylus leachianus are the largest living species of gecko.  Grande Terre also referred to as mainland ones attaining the largest size up to over 400 grams while the off shore Island leachies are considerably smaller mostly in the 150-220 gram range.  The largest known local is Grande Terre type C which can get well over double the size of the smallest island form being Nuu Ana and Nuu Ami.  There is some conjecture to most if not all Isl of Pines local to be Grande Terre and island crosses which is why I don't work with them, most of these attain around 300 grams.

There are wild caught adult females a little over a decade old still producing eggs.  Grande Terres typically take 4-5 years to reach a breedable size while the off shores typically take 2 and a 1/2- 3 years.  As a good rule of thumb I never attempt an introduction of a pair until the female has laid a dud clutch. Rushing the process typically leads to injury and sometimes death.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The only species that rivals it in size is a species that is most likely extinct and known from one preserved specimen. This species is Hoplodactylus delcorti found in the Natural History Museum of Marseille in France most likely collected in New Zealand in the early to mid 1800s.  It is estimated to top 1,800 grams at close to two feet in length while the probable smallest living species is Sphaerodactylus ariasae being about 3/4'' total length and about fitting stretched out on a quarter.

Yate local Rhacodactylus leachianus  This a Grande Terre (Mainland) local from the south east region of the island. One of the largest ones reaching upwards of 400 grams.  These have very elongated snouts. 

Bavayia geitaina these hail from the Mt. Koghis region and are similar in size to B. cyclura but a little smaller at around three and a half  inches total length. They have a brilliantly banded pattern. This will be my first year producing them. I'm working with a group of 2.2. 


Mainland Mniarogekko chahoua  (Mossy prehensil tail gecko) A well camouflaged gecko with mossy greens, reds, and pinks. I only work with the mainland local.  Typically 3-4 clutches in a season.  I do have some Troeger blood lines imported from Germany and Tremper blood lines.                 
 

 Moro Island local Leachie. These were the first Leachies I produced. Great pinks with a distinctly squared off snout. 

Nuu Ana Island local Leachie These are one of the smallest of all of the Leachies with a very short snout. Light green with florescent pinks. 

The newest local for the Leachie collection.  Brosse local Leachies are one of the more rare and color full island locals. Production should start late 2015.

Bavayia cyclura These are a more typical sized Bavayia species at around 4 inches total length. I do produce both the striped form and the normal phase as well. They are on the mainland as well as several off shore Islands. They are shy and fast. I average 4-7 clutches per season.

Bavayia  robusta. One of the largest Bavayia, they reach almost the same total length of a crested. These do well in groups of 1.3- 1.5. They are from the Mt. Koghis area of the mainland. They are shy and fast.  They lay an average of 4-7 clutches per season.

Correlophus ciliatus (crested gecko) These were thought to be extinct until 1994. They have quickly grown to one of the top pet geckos in the world. I have 5.25 of these and simply don't have the time to take pics of 180-220 babies a year. I have selectively bred for attractive cresteds for 6 years and produce some nice ones. 5 at $35 each, 10 at $30 each or 20 for $25 each. The crested prices are fair and firm.