Bright green, often uniform or marked by 2 rows of white or yellow blotches or stripes (often finely edged with black) down each side of body. Patterns may be edged with black o a darker shade of green. Tongue red, eyes light orange/brown. Soles of feet are light grey green. Aupori green gecko reach SVL (snout-vent-lengths) of 66–67mm.
Largely unknown. Other species of Naultinus typically reach ages of up to 25 years.
Aupori Peninsular, northern tip of North Island.
Ecology and habitat
Aupori green gecko are diurnal (active during the day) and are arboreal (tree dwelling), inhabiting scrubland and forested areas, in particular occupying the foliage of trees and shrubs, including manuka and kanuka trees. All green geckos have prehensile tails which act as a climbing aid.
In captive group situations males can display aggressive behaviour towards other males as a result of competition for mates. Green gecko will display aggressive behaviour if threatened; this consists of mouth gaping, biting, lunging, and vocalisation (a barking sound).
Green gecko are viviparous, giving birth to one or two live young in early autumn to late summer.
The diet of green gecko consists primarily of insects such as flies, beetles, and moths. Captive and wild green gecko will also eat nectar/honeydew.
DOC classify the species as 'at risk - declining'.
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