The most widely distributed New Zealand gecko, common throughout both North and South Islands, but rare on Stewart Island
Can be found in a variety of habitats from coastal dunes to open country (only gecko likely to be found on beaches)
Primarily nocturnal so feed on flying insects such as moths and beetles. Also eat nectar and fruit.
Give birth to twins in late summer
Live around 20 years
Introduced predators, morepork, kingfisher and occasionally tuatara
Common but decreasing with habitat loss and predation from introduced predators
Overall length is approximately 14cm