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The Yellow spotted gecko - Hemidactylus prashadi It was on a monsoon night in one of the biodiversity hotspot in the western ghats. It is one of the few places during monsoons where you get to see beautiful life forms. Came across many species of reptiles and amphibians. One of the reptile is this - a yellow spotted gecko which looks like a deccan banded gecko from a distance, except for the yellow spots and crocodile like skin surface in the latter.<br />
The place is one of the wettest in monsoons. When no rain, the place will be foggy with tiny droplets of water as if the entire place was sprayed. As we were looking for life, came across some yellow spots on a tree. It was attractive, given the weather conditions, we could only see the yellow spots burning bright under our torch light. On closer inspection we realized it to be the yellow spotted gecko an endemic gecko to the western ghats Bombay Leaf-toed Gecko,Hemidactylus prashadi,amboli,endemic,gecko,india,reptile,western Ghats,yellow spotted Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The Yellow spotted gecko - Hemidactylus prashadi

It was on a monsoon night in one of the biodiversity hotspot in the western ghats. It is one of the few places during monsoons where you get to see beautiful life forms. Came across many species of reptiles and amphibians. One of the reptile is this - a yellow spotted gecko which looks like a deccan banded gecko from a distance, except for the yellow spots and crocodile like skin surface in the latter.
The place is one of the wettest in monsoons. When no rain, the place will be foggy with tiny droplets of water as if the entire place was sprayed. As we were looking for life, came across some yellow spots on a tree. It was attractive, given the weather conditions, we could only see the yellow spots burning bright under our torch light. On closer inspection we realized it to be the yellow spotted gecko an endemic gecko to the western ghats

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  1. Incredible spotting, great job! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Fredy! There is one more species that looks similar to this. Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago

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The Bombay Leaf-toed Gecko ''Hemidactylus prashadi'' is a species of gecko found in the Western Ghats of India.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by karthik_ak
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By karthik_ak

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Uploaded Feb 26, 2015. Captured Aug 14, 2014 21:23.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 90mm