Masterlist of every leopard gecko morph- help fill in the blanks!

Ahoy all! Calling all leopard gecko folks!

I am working on a comprehensive list of every leopard gecko morph, and I need some help filling in the blanks. The formatting got all skewed when I copy/pasted it, so please excuse the messy appearance (ignore the haphazard indents). If any of you are involved in the leopard gecko world, please have a look at these & let me know what’s missing/incorrect/etc.:

Assorted Nomenclature

  • Aberrant = irregular body pattern + banded tail
    -Some say irregular tail + banded body also qualifies

  • Abyss = Mack Snow + NDBE + Enigma

  • Abyssinian = debatable whether it’s even an actual morph, different sources describe differently
    -unpigmented Eclipse eyes- ‘clear eyes’
    -paradox + w/out black pigment on body (?)

  • Albino/Amel.= 3 types
    -Texas = Tremper
    -Las Vegas = Rainwater
    -Florida = Bell

  • APTOR = Tremper het Eclipse +/- Patternless

  • Aurora = Bell + W/Y

  • Aurora DADAR = ?

  • Baldy = Patternless head

  • Banana Blizzard = Blizzard +/- Patternless
    -Some contend is just a yellow/tangerine Blizzard

  • Bandit = Bold with a broad, dark band across the nose

  • BEE = (Black-eyed) Enigma + Eclipse

  • Black Blood = Blood line from JMG Reptiles to be darker/rustier

  • Black Hole = Mack Snow + Enigma + Eclipse

  • Blazing Blizzard = Albino + Blizzard
    -default = Tremper Albino

  • Blood Sucker = ?

  • Blue Amber Eye = BAE, ocular mutation from Tremper

  • Blue Fire = ?

  • Bold Stripe
    -Bandit
    -Firebold
    -GGG line
    -Halloween Mask
    -R2 Reptiles line

  • Bright line Bell Albino = a line developed by ___ to appear brighter

  • Calcite = W/Y + Eclipse + Bell + Mack Snow + Enigma
    -Stealth + W/Y
    -Black Hole + Bell + W/Y
    -Radar + W/Y + Mack Snow + Enigma

  • Carrot Head = Patterned orange head

  • Carrot Tail = at least 15%!

  • Cinnamon = a line of Tremper albino developed by Tremper from his Bold Bandits

  • Cipher = base morph, Geckoboa

  • Circle Back = old school, describes pattern on back

  • Creamsicle = Super Hypo + Tangerine + Mack Snow

  • Crystal = Rainwater + Eclipse + Mack Snow + Enigma
    -Typhoon + Mack Snow + Enigma
    -BEE + Rainwater + Mack Snow
    -Black Hole + Rainwater

  • Cyclone = Rainwater + Eclipse + Patternless
    -Typhoon + Patternless

  • Dalmation = Geckos Etc.- defined red spots on light background

  • Diablo Amarillo = ?is this a thing?

  • Diablo Blanco = Tremper + Blizzard + Eclipse

  • Diorite = Super snow w/extreme speckling

  • Dreamsicle = Mack Snow + Tremper + Eclipse + Enigma

  • Ember = Tremper + Eclipse + Murphy Patternless
    -?not sure how this is different from RAPTOR?

  • Emerald = ?same as Emerine?

  • Emerine lines
    -Clown G (g project + electric)
    -G Project – Matt Baronak
    -Green & Tangerine – Ultimate Gecko
    -Pacific Green – Kyle Golinveaux
    -Sykes line – Geckos Etc.

  • Fascio cross = direct descendant of wildcaught E. m. fasciolatus + whatever morph

  • Fire = ?

  • Firebold = Very bold & very orange/red (specific line?)

  • Firewater = Rainwater Sunglow (Lava Line – HISS & Bryan Jett)

  • Forget Me Not = the more lavender phase of the Plasma project from Dolezel Reptiles.

  • Galaxy/Total Eclipse = Super snow + Eclipse

  • Ghost = faded appearance, everyone disagrees on genetics
    -Same as Pastel?

  • Giant/Super Giant/Godzilla Giant = heritably big gecko

  • Glow Madness = European morph??

  • Goblin = TUG Snow + SHTCT + Tremper + Eclipse

  • Gold Candy Cane = Cinnamon Albino Zorro Mandarin Bandits developed by Tremper
    -i.e., high contrast Cinnamon Albino Tangerine Bolds

  • Golden eyes = (?) eye mutation from Csyt Reptiles (?)

  • Granite = ?same as Diorite?

  • Halloween Mask = Bold +/- same mask as Bandits

  • Hybino = old school, HT + Albino

  • Hyglo = ?

  • Icicle = TUG Snow + Nova
    -TUG Snow + Tremper + Eclipse + Enigma

  • JBR Glow = (European) ?a line of tangerine? Tremper?

  • Jungle = both body and tail pattern are irregular/not banded

  • Lichen = (European) ‘Ghost’ + Enigma + Mack Snow

  • Magma = A tangerine line from Dolezel Reptiles, part of their Plasma project.

  • Marble Eye = Eyes look weird & 3D, some problems associated

  • Melanistic = dark gecko
    -Black Night
    -Black Pearl
    -Black Velvet
    -Charcoal
    -Carbon
    -Akoya

  • Midnight Blizzard = a dark blizzard

  • Nova = Tremper + Eclipse + Enigma

  • Noir Desir Black Eye = NDBE
    -ocular abnormalities, infertile females

  • Onyx = gecko has a smudged out pattern (from TUG)

  • Paradox = Spots independent of the rest of the pattern

  • Pastel = debated
    -same as ghost?
    -Separate heritable trait, but polygenic(?)

  • Patternless stripe = when the background color of a gecko includes a ‘stripe,’ independent of the pattern of spotting (mostly noticeable on SH)

  • Phantom = a TUG thing
    -TUG snow + SHTCT + Tremper

  • Plasma = A tangerine project from Dolezel Reptiles with 2 phases: Magma & Forget Me Not

  • Platinum = Mack Snow + Patternless

  • Predator = Bell + Eclipse + Patternless

  • Radar = Bell + Eclipse

  • Rainbow Stripe = A & M
    -Striped/reverse stripes
    -Characterized by orange & green

  • Raining Red Stripe = Red Stripe + Rainwater
    -Jeremy Letkey

  • RAPTOR = Tremper + Eclipse
    -Originally = Red eye Albino Patternless Tremper ORange
    -hotly debated whether must be patternless- generally not
    -patternless via polygenic, or Murphy Patternless?
    -Solar Raptor = G Project RAPTOR
    -Not sure how this relates to Embers re: “Patternless”

  • Smaug = Tremper + NDBE + Enigma

  • Snake Eye = 1-99% partial pigment in eye (of Eclipse only? Applies to other ocular mutations?)

  • Snow = simple heritable vs. polygenic
    -Mack Snow- codom
    -Gem Snow- ?
    -TUG Snow- ?
    -Linebred/Selectively bred (Albey Scholl line)

  • Snowflake = Mack Snow + Tremper + Eclipse + Patternless
    -aka. Snow Ember
    -RAPTOR + Mack Snow +/- Patternless

  • Snowglow = Tangerine + Mack Snow + Albino

  • Snow Storm = ? multiple snow traits in one gecko? (don’t breed!)

  • Sobe = ?

  • Solar Eclipse = ?

  • Sonar = Enigma + Bell + Eclipse (?) but not snow?? Thought was same as stealth?

  • Stealth = Snow + Enigma + Radar
    -Snow + Enigma + Bell + Eclipse
    -Black Hole + Bell

  • Stonewash = JMG
    -‘stonewashed’ appearance
    -developed for their Black Bloods

  • Sunglow = SHT + Albino
    -Some say there is also Mack Snow?? Wtf?

  • Sunrise = Tangerine + Albino + Blizzard

  • Sunset = Tangerine + Blizzard

  • Super Nova = Super snow + Tremper + Eclipse + Enigma

  • Super Platinum = Super Snow + Patternless

  • Super Stealth = Super Snow + Enigma + Radar
    -Super Snow + Enigma + Bell + Eclipse

  • Tangelo = Tangerine + Tremper
    -Red Diamond = (Tangerine + Tremper )– Maia + Gonzini lines

  • Tangerine lines
    -Afghan Tangerine - Ultimate Gecko
    -Atomic – A & M line
    -Blood - JMG
    -Electric – HISS
    -Gourmet Rodent line
    -Hot Gecko line
    -Inferno – Luxurious Leopards line (albey + tug + electric line)
    -Mandarin – Gecko Genetics
    -Nieves line
    -Plasma (Magma & Forget Me Not) from Dolezel Reptiles
    -Purple Head- lavender tangerine from GeckoBoa
    -?Burning Blood?? (from where?)
    -Tangerine Tornado - TUG
    -Torrid – Albey Scholl

  • Total Eclipse/Galaxy = Super snow + Eclipse

  • Typhoon = Rainwater + Eclipse

  • Universe = Super snow + Eclipse + W/Y

  • Vanilla Project = mix of pure E. macularius subspecies, Geckoboa

  • Vermillon = ?European?- somehow linked to enigma as they influence one another

  • Vortex = Rainwater + Eclipse + Patternless + Enigma
    -Cyclone + Enigma
    -Typhoon + Patternless + Enigma

  • White Knight = Bell + Eclipse + Blizzard
    -Radar + Blizzard

  • White Out = Mack Super Snow + Blizzard + Eclipse

  • White Side = ?does this just mean it has white sides?

(Anyone can edit for errors, corrections, additions, etc. See pic below for guidance)

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Wow the work

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This is nicely done Marla. Very good piece of information.

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It’d be my dream to work on Rainwater + Blizzard + Eclipse with a certain characteristic (it’s secret! :eyes:), and get to name the morph!

(I’d call them Barrow Wights- if somebody beats me to it, you’re welcome to use the super-awesome name. heh.)

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Wow Marla, I’m impressed with this. Welcome back by the way :blush: we’ve missed you here.

Would it be possible to add whether they are recessive or inc-dominant or dominant?

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For the well known ones, yes. There are some that are debated, but even more of them I have no clue what they are or even look like. That’s definitely a good idea to aspire to.

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Wowwwww, I have nothing to add but much to learn. Thank you!!

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Just in case anyone wants to use this as a legit reference, I’m going to try and improve the formatting. As it is it’s a bit misleading, and I’d like to improve that. So there may be quite a few ‘edits’- apologies!

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Don’t apologise for the edits, this is a huge project your doing here that will be used my more people than you think. :+1::+1:

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I know there is a new recessive mutation from called Cipher from GeckoBoa reptiles.

Cipher A recessive trait with reverse stripe back patterning and solid black eyes.

I love this I will be working on finding more info for this to help fill in some stuff!

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Oooh! You’re right, I forgot about Ciphers! Thanks! :smiley:

I’ve found the names of a ton that supposedly exist, but without any descriptions (in English) or pictures available, I can’t tell. (e.g., ‘Golden Candy Cane,’ ‘Diablo Amarillo,’ etc.). Keep an eye out for those too everyone!

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For some reason it’s not letting me edit the post any longer. I can still edit my replies, but not the original post. ? :worried: ?

@john am I doing something wrong?

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Once a certain number of days pass (not sure the amount) you can’t edit your posts anymore. Not sure exactly why.

Well that sucks. Wish I hadn’t spent so much time on it then. Thanks for letting me know!

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@mblaney I have just made it a wiki. You should be able to edit again using this button instead…

It is to stop people changing the subject of the topic to make commenters seem misinformed or argumentative.

Say I said “I’m going to do spider X spider” and then a month later change it to “I’m going to do spider X pastel”, all the comments would seem out of place and unnecessary… If that makes sense.

I had this trouble with the morph encyclopedia, which is why i made them wikis (publicly editable).

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I found that the Calcite morph is a combo morph which is W/Y Eclipse Bell albino Mack Snow Enigma.

Dolezel Reptiles produced there own tangerine line which they named Plasma but there were 2 phases that came from the project. The Magma phase which was the tangerine looking one and the Forget Me Not (The worst name I have ever heard lol) Phase which acts and looks more like a pastel.

Gold Candy Cane A high contrast line of Cinnamon Albino Zorro Mandarin Bandits developed by Ron Tremper they are basically high contrast cinnamon albino tangerine bolds.

Cinnamon Albino A line of Tremper albino developed by Ron Tremper from his original pure Bold Bandit group.

Bright Line Bell Albino A line of bell albino selectively bred for many generations to appear brighter. That is why they named it that.

Black Blood A line of blood that has been line bred for a darker more rusty color Developed by JMG Reptiles. (I have been looking for some pure of these for a project.) The black blood is also where the stonewash morph was from.

I am seriously a machine. This is what I do in my free time and now it has came to use.

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Hey everyone:

The Masterlist (the top post) is now a wiki! (Thank you @eaglereptiles !) So now anyone can edit it! :smiley:

I actually originally started the list just for myself, because I couldn’t keep track of what traits were in what combo morphs. I wanted to avoid certain things while seeking out others. I ended up adding in some of the lines for various selectively bred traits at some point. Then I added more stuff, and eventually realized that I’d never seen a more comprehensive list in one spot, so I should share it. (Notice I said ‘comprehensive,’ not ‘useful.’ heh. :wink:)

Thank you @geckokingdom ! I’ve been wondering what happened with Dolezel- I used to love looking at the leos they had, but that part of their site abruptly emptied completely. Hopefully all is well with them.

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You are welcome :blush:

This is a amazing piece of work and with the community being able to help it can only get better and better.

Maybe we can eventually get pictures of each morph/variation added underneath each one :wink:.

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Sorry @mblaney I did not check this yesterday. Ya I hope everything is fine with Dolezel I used to love just sitting looking at their Leos and just there unique lines and morphs and thinking about how I will never be able to afford it, because of the currency conversion at the time. I think they are just taking a break. (hopefully…)

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