Gecko eggs_L.lugubris_OS

Published: 12 January 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/kj6vtwmrdk.1
Osamu Sakai


Reproductive data of mourning geckos (wild-caught and captive-bred) for comparison between single- and double-egg clutches (Sakai 2021. Zoology 146: 25911 Dataset includes followings: 1. Interclutch intervals (from 31 captive-bred geckos) 2. Egg trait (length, width, volume; n=158 eggs) 3. Hatching success (n=368 eggs) 4. Incubation period (n=132 eggs) 5. Offspring trait (body size, body mass, body condition index; n=74 inds.)


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Observed reproductive histories of captive geckos for 7 years (n = 576 clutches). The mourning geckos (Lepidodactylus lugubris, clone C type) were collected from Okinawa-jima island, Japan. Housed wild caught and captive reared geckos in a constant condition (Room temp = 25 ℃, LD = 12:12). Incubated eggs under the same condition of their parents (Room temp = 25 ℃, LD = 12:12). Recorded clutch size, date of oviposition, and date of hatching. Measured morphological traits of eggs and hatchlings using a caliper and a balance.


Kyoto Daigaku


Zoology, Reptiles, Animal Reproduction, Lizard, Natural History