The Smooth Knob Tailed Gecko is found in woodland and desert regions of Australia. They have huge dark eyes, loose skin with coloured bars and spots. They also have a paddle shaped tail. A Smooth Knob Tailed Gecko eats smaller species of gecko and can eat crickets and mealworms. They make a burrow in the sand and can be found in our homes.
Structural Adaptations Structural adaptations are physical features that help plants or animals to survive. The Smooth Knob Tailed Gecko has a large head and large jaw to catch and eat fairly sized invertebrates. The female lays lots of eggs so that the smooth knob tailed gecko increase in numbers.
Behavioural Adaptations Behavioural adaptations are what it does to survive. It stores water in its tail so it does not have to go to a river or pond. It waves its tail when excited by prey or stressed by humans. The Smooth Knob Tailed Gecko buries and seal themselves in the burrowed shelter so it retains moisture during hot hours. Its defence against its prey is that they drop their tails and grow a new one back if an animal grabs their tail.
Threats Threats to the Smooth Knob Tailed Gecko include loss of its habitat by clearing land. Its many predators including most birds and reptiles, also threaten its survival.