Native Animals
 

Gekko gecko

Tokay Gecko
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2019
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SSN 21132
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

The orange or red-spotted Tockay is more often heard than seen. Males give an unmistakable, loud call, ‘tuc-keh’, repeated several time during part of the year while females do not call. They hunt on houses or trees, foraging or ambushing at night while during the day they rest in a crevice. They feed insects such as large beetles, locusts and large winged termites, but other types of prey are taken as well. Eggs are plastered to solid surfaces and clutches of two eggs are laid.

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Oviparous   —   Reproduction through production of eggs that have membranes and/or shells.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2019 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 3
  • Pahang 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
3

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Chen Pelf Nyok (Dr.)
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS)
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin (Ecology)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • PM
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Rodents (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species
Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
Teo Eng Wah (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invasive Alien Species
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Denzer, W. & Mantley, U. (1991). A Nominal Checklist of the Lizards inhabiting Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 39 (2): pp. 309-322
  2. Ibrahim, J., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Norhayati, A., Nor, S.M., Shahriza, S., Nurul 'Ain, E., Nor Zalipah, M. & Rayan, D.M. (2006). An Annotated Checklist of Herpetofauna of Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 58: pp. 1-15
  3. Wood Jr., P.L., Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A., Quah, E.S.H., McGuire, J.A., Brown, R.M., Ngo, V.T., Lee Grismer, L., Pham, H.T. & Shahrul Anuar, M.S. (2013). Integrative taxonomy uncovers high levels of cryptic species diversity in Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169 (4): pp. 849–880
  4. Lim, B.L., Noor Alif Wira, O., Chan, K.O., Daicus, B. & Norhayati, A. (2010). An Updated Checklist of the Herpetofauna of Pulau Singa Besar, Langkawi, Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 39 (1): pp. 13-23
  5. Marshall, B.M., Strine, C & Hughes, A.C. (2020). Thousands of reptile species threatened by under-regulated global trade. Nature Communications (11) — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  6. Mat Diah, S.Z., Hashim, R., Yong, H.S., Daicus, B., Syuhadah Dzarawi, N. & Lim, B.L. (2010). Preliminary Survey of Lizards of Pantai Melawi, Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 29: pp. 117-120
  7. Shahriza, S., Ibrahim, J., Shahrul Anuar, M.S. & Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A. (2012). Herpetofauna of Peta Area of Endau-Rompin National Park,Johor, Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science 35 (3): pp. 553-567
  8. Wood Jr., P.L., Guo, X., Travers, S.L., Su, Y.-C., Olson, K.V., Bauer, A.M., Lee Grismer, L., Siler, C.B., Moyle, R.G., Andersen, M.J. & Brown, R.M. (2019). Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. bioRxiv 717520. : pp. 44
Book
  1. Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission, Issue/No. , 2020. United Nations Environment Programme and International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Beastall, C.A. & Chng, S.C.L. (2021). Identification of Commonly Traded Wildlife in Southeast Asia, Issue/No. . TRAFFIC, Southeast Asia Regional Office, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  3. Das, I. (2010). A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia, Issue/No. . New Holland Publishers (UK), England. pp. 369.
  4. T. Marina, T. Ibrahim & Shamsul, K. (2009). Kepelbagaian Biologi Flora, Fauna dan Nilai Ekonomi Hutan Simpan Tranum, Pahang, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 140.
Chapter in book
  1. Das, I. & Norsham, S.Y. (2007). Status of Knowledge of The Malaysia Herpetofauna. In Chua, L.S.L., Kirton, L.G. & Saw, L.G. (Eds.), Status of Biological Diversity in Malaysia and Threat Assessment of Plant Species in Malaysia: Proceedings of the Seminar and Workshop, 28-30 June 2005. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). pp. 31-81.
Magazine/Bulletin
  1. Identification of Commonly Traded Wildlife with a focus on the Golden Triangle (Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand) (2020). TRAFFIC, Southeast Asia Regional Office, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
Pamphlet/Brochure
  1. Identification Sheets for Wildlife Species Traded in Southeast Asia (2008) — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Fatin Farisha Binti Mohd Jamil, Ms. Noor Amira Aini Binti Noor Anwar, Ms. Nor Liyana Binti Hassan, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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