Fischer's dwarf gecko

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Fischer's dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus fischeri) is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is native to West Africa and Central Africa.

Fischer's dwarf gecko
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Lygodactylus
L. fischeri
Binomial name
Lygodactylus fischeri
Boulenger, 1890


The specific name, fischeri, is in honor of German herpetologist Johann Gustav Fischer.[1][2]

Geographic rangeEdit

L. fischeri is found in Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.[1]


Dorsally, L. fischeri is light olive green, with several longitudinal series of small black dots. Ventrally, it is uniformly white. The holotype has a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 3.5 cm (1.4 in).[3]


L. fischeri is oviparous.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lygodactylus fischeri at the Reptile Database
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Lygodactylus fischeri, p, 90).
  3. ^ Boulenger (1890).

Further readingEdit

  • Boulenger GA (1890). "First Report on Additions to the Lizard Collection in the British Museum (Natural History)". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1890: 77–86 + Plates VIII–XI. (Lygodactylus fischeri, new species, p. 80 + Plate VIII, figure 1).
  • Loveridge A (1947). "Revision of the African Lizards of the Family Gekkonidae". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College 98: 1–469. (Lygodactylus fischeri, pp. 206–207).
  • Rösler H (2000). "Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha)". Gekkota 2: 28–153. (Lygodactylus fischeri, p. 93). (in German).
  • Trape, Jean-François; Trape, Sébastien; Chirio, Laurent (2012). Lézards, Crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. Paris: IRD Orstom. 503 pp. ISBN 978-2709917261. (in French).