None. Allopatric from all other members of the Hoplodactylus (=Mokopirirakau) granulatus species complex.
Named after the type location, where the type specimen was found. Known by the tag name during 1970-1985, since then as H. kahutarae.
None. Range overlaps with Mokopirirakau granulatus, but this species does not occur in alpine areas.
Iris shining black, lamellae straight, mouth colour pinkish to orange (Jewell 2006). The black eyes are unique to the species.
The large and totally black eyes with prominent 'eyebrows' are unique to this species. A large gecko (75-91 mm SVL, 180 mm total length) with six or seven light to dark olive-grey body, paler bands or chevron-markings across dorsum. Ventral surface silvery grey. Mouth lining and tongue pink or orange. Toes long and narrow, without distinctly enlarged pads; enlarged apical plates absent from all toes. Tail equal or slightly longer than SVL. Light to dark olive grey with paler bands or chevron markings, and undersurface uniform grey. Eyes totally black. Mouth lining pink or orange, tongue fleshy-pink to orange.Size between 75-91 mm SVL. Tail equal or slightly longer than SVL (Whitaker 1984, Jewell 2008)
Hoplodactylus sp. 'Seaward Kaikoura Range'
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