These geckoes have a mottled, greyish body, a long tail and sometimes a pale stripe along their back. They are adaptable little foragers, hiding under debris, beneath bark, among rocks and even in city houses.

These geckos eat large numbers of small insects, so a population of them living on one’s property serves as a natural form of pest-control. However, domestic cats – as introduced predators – will usually kill large numbers of these little lizards, often exterminating them from the immediate area. Their diet is an array of invertebrates, including feeder insects.