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Wiegmann's Striped Gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) A male Wiegmann's Striped Gecko on some compacted dirt (notice the reddish brown rust colour). This species is locally called the Streaked Lizard.  Animalia,Animals,Caribbean,Gonatodes vittatus,Lizards,Reptiles,Reptilia,Streaked Lizard,Trinidad and Tobago,Wiegmann's Striped Gecko,Wiegmanns striped gecko Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Wiegmann's Striped Gecko (Gonatodes vittatus)

A male Wiegmann's Striped Gecko on some compacted dirt (notice the reddish brown rust colour). This species is locally called the Streaked Lizard.

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  1. Gasp! That is completely adorable. Posted 3 months ago
    1. It really is! Every time we water plants, this little lizard waits for waterdrops and then starts drinking it really slowly lol. This particular little one is a fully grown adult and is like 3 cm...or about a little more than an inch. Posted 3 months ago
      1. So cute! 3 cm for an adult, wow! There are no lizards where I live, but we have plenty of salamanders:
        Eastern Newt (Red Eft) - Notophthalmus viridescens Red efts have bright orange aposematic coloring, with darker, reddish spots outlined in black. This stage can last up to 4 years on land, during which time efts may travel far, which ensures outcrossing in the population. Efts eat small insects, snails, and other small arthropods. During winter, they hibernate under logs or rocks.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted in a mixed forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67360/eastern_newt_red_eft_-_notophthalmus_viridescens.html Eastern newt,Fall,Geotagged,Notophthalmus viridescens,United States,newt,red eft,salamander
        Posted 3 months ago
        1. That Salamander is adorable! In my country we have no salamanders or newts unfortunately, but there are lots of frogs, toads, lizards and four species of highly venomous snakes:) Posted 3 months ago
          1. Nice!! I see a lot of frogs. Not many snakes though - I usually only see garter snakes and northern water snakes. Posted 3 months ago
  2. AHHHH! My heart just exploded! <3 I agree with Christine. The cuteness is almost painful! <3 Posted 3 months ago
    1. Glad you like the lizard, Lisa! In Trinidad this is actually the most common lizard, there are about 30 inhabiting our yard alone, but are somehow really difficult to approach for a photo. Posted 3 months ago
      1. I love all lizards! :D We have two really common ones here around our home (in Georgia, US):

        These are pretty friendly and usually don't skitter away unless you get really close or make quick movements. They are really good pest control and eat wasps and other things. They change color depending on mood/temperature/stressors:
        Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis) On Solidago sp. at a powerline cut near a wetland/woodland.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/102616/carolina_anole_anolis_carolinensis.html Anolis carolinensis,Carolina anole,Fall,Geotagged,United States

        Our other common one is this one. They aren't very active until late Spring through mid-Fall, so I should start seeing more of them soon:
        Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) This beauty startled me when I was walking around the edge of a dense mixed forest. I didn't even notice this beast (it was about 6 inches long and quite fat!) resting on an upright, rotting oak stump beside me until I was very close! I'm so glad it was willing to take some photos with me.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/75038/eastern_fence_lizard_sceloporus_undulatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/75040/eastern_fence_lizard_sceloporus_undulatus.html Eastern fence lizard,Geotagged,Sceloporus undulatus,United States,Winter
        Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
        1. Those are truly amazing specimens! There are quite a lot of lizards in Trinidad, the most common ones being this Wiegmann's Striped Gecko, the Giant Ameiva and the Tropical House Gecko, which interestingly enough I have a phobia of...can't even be near them for long periods of time and they seem to love nesting in the living room lol.

          In addition to these there are more "rare" lizards which can only be found in forested areas such as our endemic Luminous Lizard, Ocellated Gecko, Leaf Anole, Richard's Anole, Watts' Anole, Caribbean Treerunner, Polychrus mamoratus, Rainbow Whiptail and Cryptic Golden Tegu.

          Oh and there's also everyone's favourite which is actually hunted regularly, the Green Iguana.
          Posted 3 months ago
  3. Amazing!! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Thibaud! Posted 3 months ago
  4. Thanks for the info-really interesting. This one is sooo cute! Posted 3 months ago
    1. He sure is! And glad you found it informative:) Posted 3 months ago
  5. What a unique face! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Definitely! You should see the face on a Caribbean Treerunner, they sure are odd lizards! Posted 3 months ago
  6. It looks like an adorable puppy asking for dinner. Sooooo cute! Posted 3 months ago
  7. Today's Facebook post:

    Wiegmann's striped gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) is native to northern South America. When fully grown, they only reach about 8 cm (~3 in) long! {Spotted in Trinidad and Tobago by Wesley Goorachan} #JungleDragon #Wiegmannsstripedgecko #Gonatodesvittatus

    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you for featuring it on the Facebook page! I liked the page earlier:) Posted 3 months ago
      1. You're welcome! Posted 3 months ago

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Wiegmann's striped gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family native to northern South America.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded May 25, 2021. Captured Aug 4, 2020 15:53.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 190mm