AnAge entry for Hoplodactylus maculatus
Classification (HAGRID: 03900)
Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
- Hoplodactylus maculatus
- Common name
- Gray gecko
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 37 years (captivity)
- ref. 451
- Sample size
- Data quality
Compared with other geckos, these animals appear to mature later, feature a lower reproductive output, and live longer. On the predator-free island of Motunau in New Zealand, these animals appear to be relatively long-lived with 10 animals estimated to be at least 36 years old .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Bannock et al. (1999), Extreme longevity of the common gecko (Hoplodactylus maculatus) on Motunau Island, Canterbury, New Zealand
-  Frank & Kate's Web Page