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Braking gecko information, facts - classicanimal

The braking gecko is a small-sized lizard species native to Australia. It is a member of the gecko species. They are also known as thick-tailed. They can be found in wet coastal low-woody vegetation, shrubby, sclerophyll forests, rocky arid scrubland and feeds crickets, roaches, occasional super-worms.

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Their scientific name is Underwoodisaurus milii. The specific name 'milii' is in honor of French sailor and naturalist Pierre Bernard Milius. They are also known as Thick-tailed.

Common Name: Braking gecko
Scientific Name: Underwoodisaurus milii
Other Name: Thick-tailed


Braking geckos belong to the family Carphodactylidae and the genus of Underwoodisaurus. It is a species of the lizard. Their conservation status is 'Least Concern'.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Carphodactylidae
Genus: Underwoodisaurus
Species: U. milii
Group: Reptile
Conservation Status: Least Concern


Braking gecko is found in Australia. They are habitats such as wet coastal low-woody vegetation, shrubby, sclerophyll forests, rocky arid scrubland.

Living Locations: Australia
Habitat: Wet coastal low-woody vegetation, Sclerophyll forests


The braking gecko is a large-sized reptile species. They have reddish-brown with bands white and yellow spots. Males are larger than females. An adult length is around 12 cm to 14 cm. Their weight is around 20 kg to 25 kg. They can run at speed of up to 15 km/h.

Color: White, Yellow
Weight: 20 kg to 25 kg (Approx)
Size: 12 cm to 14 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 15 km/h (Approx)


Braking gecko is mainly part of the Carnivore diet, which means they eat meats. They mostly eat insects, crickets, roaches, occasional super-worms.

Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food: Insects, Crickets, Roaches, Occasional super-worms


The braking gecko has some natural predators like snakes, birds, spiders.

Predators: Snakes, Birds, Spiders


Their lifespan is up to 8 to 10 years in the wild. The braking gecko is a diurnal and solitary animal. But sometimes they live in a small group.

Lifespan: Up to 8 to 10 Years
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behavior: Solitary


At the age of 18 to 24 months males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 30 days. Braking gecko lays two eggs in a breeding season. The young are called hatchlings.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 18 to 24 Months
Incubation Period: 30 Days
Average Lay Eggs: 2
Baby called: Hatchling


  • Braking geckos can be found in wet coastal low-woody vegetation, shrubby, sclerophyll forests, rocky arid scrubland.
  • They are known as Thick-tailed.



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