We have two resident Mniarogekko chahoua geckos here now. Not a pair, one is a mainland locale and the other is a Pine Islands locale. Like the crested geckos, chahoua are from New Caledonia, an island nation west of Australia. The “mossy gecko” is a master at blending in. Sometimes also called Chewies by hobbyists, the two locales have subtle feature differences and the pine islands chahoua often have a white or light green patch of scales over the nape of their neck known as a collar. Chahoua are slightly larger than crested geckos and grip very tightly to whatever they grab onto.
Above “Peach Lane,” a young Pine Island M. chahoua clings to my hand below it nearly disappears against a cork slab
Below “A Chahoua Has No Name” sits for a photo, he is a mainland male