- Dorsal rows of large tubercles on body with otherwise small scales.
Large eyes with vertical pupils and movable eyelids.
Slender toes without pads.
- Pinkish brown ground color with brown spots.
Faint cross bars may be present, suggesting netlike pattern.
Coleonyx reticulatus can grow to adult lengths (including tail) of 14-16.5 cm (5.5-6.5 in).
In North America, Coleonyx reticulatus is found only in the Texas countes of Brewster and Presidio and two isolated colonies in adjacent Mexico.
This is a nocturnal gecko species, remaining under cover during daylight hours. This gecko is infrequently seen on roadways at night and after rains. Individuals may emit a "squeek" when handled.
Reproduction and breeding behavior is not well known in this species. Reports on those kept in captivity indicate two eggs are laid in July.
This terrestrial lizard is found in dry areas of west Texas, where it inhabits rocky canyons and crevices.
The reticulate gecko is considered an threatened species by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is fully protected by the state.
In Texas, Coleonyx reticulatus is found in Big Bend, in Brewster and Presidio Counties.