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Threatened species

Crowned Gecko - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Lucasium stenodactylum
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 25 Jun 2004
Profile last updated: 07 Sep 2017


Brown or reddish brown, typically with a pale vertebral stripe that commences as separate stripes from each eye that converge and fuse at the nape. Individuals reach a total length of approximately 90 mm. Until recently this species was listed under the name Diplodactylus stenodactylus.


In NSW, known from four separate locations in the state's far west. These are Sturt National Park, Mutawintji National Park, Loch Lilly, 125km south of Broken Hill, and Thurloo Downs, 145km east of Tibooburra.

Habitat and ecology

  • Habitat preferences largely unknown. In NSW, the species has been reported from red sand habitats and elsewhere from savannah woodland and stony areas with shrubs.
  • The species is nocturnal foraging on small insects.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Broken Hill ComplexBarrier Range Predicted None
Broken Hill ComplexBarrier Range Outwash Predicted None
Broken Hill ComplexMootwingee Downs Predicted None
Channel CountryBulloo Predicted None
Channel CountryBulloo Dunefields Predicted None
Channel CountryCentral Depression Known None
Channel CountryCore Ranges Known None
Channel CountrySturt Stony Desert Known None
Mulga LandsParoo Overflow Known None
Mulga LandsParoo-Darling Sands Predicted None
Mulga LandsUrisino Sandplains Known None
Mulga LandsWhite Cliffs Plateau Predicted None
Murray Darling DepressionSouth Olary Plain Known None
Other StateQLD Known None
Other StateSA Known None
Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsStrzelecki Desert Known None