Gargoyle Geckos - Morph Encyclopedia (in progress)

With the amazing help of @lmr_lmreptiles we have started a encyclopedia to keep track and detail each “morph” in the Gargoyle Gecko world.

Along the same lines as Morph Encyclopedia (In Progress)
This post is a wiki, which means it is editable by users that wish to help out. (If you don’t know how to edit a wiki post just drop what you have in a comment below and it will be added)

Please feel free add any pictures or information or traits/morphs you can provide.

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Please only edit one’s you have FIRST HAND experience with, to stop speculation and theories becoming “truth”.

I don’t want to make this a free for all where anyone can just write what they think is true. If you are going to edit anything at all then prepared to be scrutinized.

  • If you are changing something about the visual aspects of a morph, provide clear pictures that verify it.

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GARGOYLE MORPHS

Aberrant Stripe

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Geckos that combine stripes, broken stripes, and/or blotches along the sides. They are a result of breeding two striped animals heterozygous for striped. Because the banded trait has a weak codominant influence on the striped trait, multigeneration breeding of imperfectly striped animals can lead to increasingly atypical individuals.


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Alterna

Uniform background color with rows of thin wavy black bars. It is consistently maintained through line breeding but does also appear in banded to banded breedings.

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BR or Banded/Reticulated

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Image from Expecto My Gecko

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Juveniles start off banded and as they grow the pattern spreads and forms more or less defined rows of irregular or wavy bands.

  • When the rows are well defined it is Banded
  • When less defined it will appear reticulated (netlike pattern)

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Black or ‘Melanistic’

Near-Black gargoyles. Many have a yellowish tint in the background color, clearly visible in the belly color.

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Black and White or ‘Hypoxanthic’

Characterized by reduced or absent brown, red, orange, and yellow pigments, yielding a high-contrast black pattern against a white background.

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Blotch, Orange or Red blotch

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This pattern seems to be a result or influence of the banded gene on red/orange pigment distribution. Red or Orange pigment cells are segregated to form irregular dorsal and lateral blotches

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Super blotch

Larger blotches

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Ghost

An animal uniform in color with no distinct bands or reticulation

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Hypo

An animal lacking in black and brown pigmentation, reticulation can appear as grey to almost completely absent

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Mosaic

A complex variant of the banded pattern were defined whitish bands arc formed along the sides. Currently, it seems to be a (Hzg) Reticulated and (Het) Striped. The bands arc to for “C’ shapes connected to bands that change direction horizontally.

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Pastel

Pale or washed out colored animals, blacks are grey, oranges are more apricot, reds and pink. The thin dark bars on the belly are also faded and a good criterion for identifying this trait.

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Pink/Hot Pink

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Image from Lil Monsters Reptiles
This may be a result of a quantifier gene on the red/orange pigments or a variant of the pastel trait. The pink varies in intensity from very pale to an almost pink-lemonade shade.

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Phantom

Characterized as animals with dark grey to black eye color

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Quad Stripe

4 rows of distinct colored lines on the dorsal

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Skeleton (Combo Morph 3-4 traits)

Orange/red stripe, banded, and Blotch, the hypo versions of these are the most impressive showing no dark-colored bands

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Striped


Image from Nikki’s Geckos

This is a general term that indicates all variants of striped. It also applies to geckos with neat middorsal lines that may show wavy lateral lines or blotches on the lower sides.

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Orange Stripe


Image from LJ Exotics
Colored Orange rows of stripes

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Red Stripe

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Colored Red rows of stripes

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Red and Orange Stripe


Image from Gray Sky Exotics
Red and orange striped rows

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Aberrant red/orange stripe

Broken stripes or dashes of stripes

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Superstripe

The pattern forms neat lines in both the middorsal and lateral areas. The ‘superstriped’ trait is typically expressed by animals homozygous for striped

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Ultra Stripe

This morph shows many narrow lines of pigment rather than few broad ones

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Yellow

Yellowish background animals, further verified by examining the belly

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