Leopard Gecko Morphs – Different Types of Leopard Gecko

Leopard Gecko Morphs

Taxonomic Classification:

“Edward Blyth”, a biologist, named leopard geckos “Eublepharis macularius” for the first time in “1854”. ” Eublepharis” is derived from the Greek words “eu” (good) and “blepharos” (eyelid), as eyelids are the key feature that separates members of this subfamily from other geckos, combined with the absence of lamellae. ” The name “Macularius” comes from the Latin word “macula,” which means “spot/blemish,” and alludes to the animal’s natural speckled pattern.

They have five subspecies given below:

  • Eublepharis macularius
  • Eublepharis fuscus
  • Eublepharis hardwickii
  • Eublepharis satpuraensis
  • Eublepharis turcmenicus
  • Eublepharis angramainyu
  1. Eublepharis macularius 

This is the most common type of gecko named “Eublepharis macularius” is a ground-dwelling lizard endemic to “India”, “Iran”, “Afghanistan”, “Pakistan”, and mountainous dry grassland and desert areas of “Nepal”. They are getting a famous pet, and it is frequently considered to be the 1st domestic lizard owing to significant captive breeding.

  1. Eublepharis fuscus

“Eublepharis fuscus” , common name “West Indian leopard gecko” is native of “West India” and potentially “Southeastern Pakistan”. ” Fuscus” is a Latin word that means “dark/dusky.” They were 1st founded by “Boner” in “1981”.

  1. Eublepharis hardwickii

“Eublepharis hardwickii” or “East Indian leopard gecko” generally referred to as “Hardwicke’s gecko”, is a species mainly found in “India” and “Bangladesh” and is considered endemic. They were 1st founded by “Gray” in “1827”.

  1. Eublepharis satpuraensis

“Eublepharis satpuraensis” (Satpura leopard gecko) is native to “Maharashtra”, “Chhattisgarh”, and “central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh”. This name is because this species is found in “Satpura Hills in central India”. They were founded by “Mirza”, “Sanap”, “Raju”, “Gawai”, and “Ghadekar” in “2014”.

  1. Eublepharis turcmenicus

“Eublepharis turcmenicus” (Turkmenistan/Turkmenian eyelid gecko) belongs to “northern Iran” and “Turkmenistan”. They lay two eggs clutched on average (so-referred to as oviparous). It is mostly an insectivore, although it may sometimes consume smaller vertebrates. They tend to lose their tail, just as other lizards. They are 1st founded by “Darevsky” in “1977”.

  1. Eublepharis angramainyu

“Eublepharis angramainyu” (Iranian fat-tailed/Iraqi eyelid gecko) is a ground-dwelling lizard found in “Iran”, “Iraq”, “Syria”, and “Turkey”. They are also insectivores although they may sometimes consume smaller vertebrates. Just as other lizards they could lose their tail. They were founded by “Anderson” and “Leviton” in 1966″.

Subspecies of Eublepharis macularius: 

The most common species is “Eublepharis macularius” and are subdivided into five subspecies given below:

  1. Eublepharis macularius macularius
  2. Eublepharis macularius afghanicus
  3. Eublepharis macularius smithi
  4. Eublepharis macularius fasciolatus
  5. Eublepharis macularius montanus

Eublepharis macularius afghanicus

“Carl Julius Bernhard Borner”, an entomologist, was the 1st to identify this subspecies in “1976”. It is significantly smaller than other gecko subspecies. The adult’s dorsal hue ranges from light to brilliant yellow, with dispersed black/blue markings. A bright spinal stripe that runs the length of the spine is present. On the skull, there are dark/light reticulations (netlike markings). The tail bears uneven dark markings and the arms and legs are blotchy. Three yellow bars run down the back of the juveniles.

The other three subspecies are not common and there is no data about their appearance or distribution yet. The only information known is about their discovery.  

  • Eublepharis macularius smithi (Boner 1981)
  • Eublepharis macularius fasciolatus (Gunther 1864)
  • Eublepharis macularius montanus (Boner 1976)

Leopard Gecko Morphs

“Leopard geckos” are known for their “speckled appearance”, that’s the only one of the numerous reasons for their popularity. They’re lizards that are ‘small’ and ‘docile’. If you truly would like to discover, how many various varieties there have been. Continue reading to learn more. There are some specific attributes on which geckos should be completely classified. These nine categories are given below:

Normal MorphsAlbino MorphsStriped Leopard Gecko MorphGiant Leopard GeckosHypo/Hyper Melanistic MorphsBlizzard Leopard GeckosMelanistic Leopard GeckosPatternless Morphs
Normal (Wild type)Mack SnowBold StripeSuper GiantSuper HypoBlazing BlizzardBlack Velvets/Black PearlMurphy Patternless
High YellowSuper SnowRed StripeGodzilla Super GiantBaldyBanana BlizzardBlack Night
Tremper/Texas AlbinoRaining Red StripeReverse StripeHybinoBlazing Banana Blizzard
Bell AlbinoHypo Ghost
Rainwater AlbinoChocolate Albino 
Other
Snake EyeRAPTORDreamsicleLemon FrostParadoxBlood
Aberrant MorphsStealthCreamsicleMandarinPastelTUG Snow
JungleAPTORAuroraNDBEPhantom
Marble EyeEnigmaBanditOnyxDiablo Blanco
LavenderEmberSunglowSHTTyphoon
Lavender StripeEmeraldNovaSHTCTGem Snow
Carrot HeadEclipseFire WaterSkittlesInferno
Carrot TailHalloween MaskTangerineHyper XanthicSnowglow

What is a Leopard Gecko Morph?

It is generally a difference in a gecko’s size, coloration, pattern, or other physical characteristics. “Random mutations” are responsible for certain morphs. However, selective breeding has resulted in the creation of a vast (and increasing) number of novel leopard gecko morphs. Any of these colors and patterns could present in  gecko morph:

Colors Patterns
Yellow-Wild-typeSpots-Wild-type
Purple-LavenderIrregular bands-Jungle
Black-One of the melanistic bloodlinesStriped-Red stripe, eclipse, or reverse stripe.
White or pink-Albino, blizzard, W/Y, or snowSpeckled-Eclipse, diorite, super snow, or enigma
Orange-One of the dozens of Tangerine bloodlines, carrot tail, or carrot headPatternless-Murphy patternless or baldy (patternless head).

Normal Morphs:

  1. Normal (Wild type)

Cost: $20-$30

In the wild, they have a pale yellow or tan color with white bellies and random dark brown spots. The surface of their skin feels “rough” and “bumpy” on touching. This is your standard black-and-yellow leopard gecko. They’ll be cheap and readily available in pet stores. Normal morphs are cheap and frequent, so don’t overspend on them.

  1. High Yellow

Cost: $75-$125

They’ve fewer black spots on their bodies and are more bright yellow than usual. These aren’t a wild form, although they are frequent. The tails of high yellow are often white with black dots, but the body of the morph is bright yellow. These are, once again, pretty popular and typically not excessively costly.

High yellow leopard gecko
Credit: Hailey

Albino Morphs:

Albino leopard geckos are called “amelanistic”. It is a recessive genetic mutation that is passed down through generations. Tyrosinase is responsible for causing albinism but albino morphs aren’t deficient for this enzyme. They produce a very little quantity of melanin and do not suffer from an enzyme deficit. Yellow, white, and tan are the most common colors in this type of geckos.

  1. Mack Snow

Cost: $100-$175

They are the 3rd most common morph, and herpetologists “John” and “Amy Mack” were the 1st to breed them. It is an “incomplete dominant heterozygous” gene. The majority of them have black bands/dots and are white/pale yellow in appearance. Some of these morphs darken in hue as they grow, so pale colors such as yellow/lavender may appear infrequently. 

List of Combination Morphs:

CombinationResultant Morph
Mack Snow + Enigma + EclipseBlack Hole
Mack Snow + Tremper Albino + Murphy PatternlessSnowflake
Mack Snow + Tremper Albino + Eclipse + EnigmaDreamsickle
Super Mack Snow + Tremper Albino + Eclipse + EnigmaSuper Nova
  1. Super Snow

Cost: $150 – $350

These morphs are genetically similar to mack snows. They are from the same mack snow gecko strain that “John” and “Amy Mack” have bred. The super mack snow gene is a “complete dominant heterozygous form”. They are bred from two mack snow morphs. Both have “eclipse eyes” and “dark black dots” on their backs, but these spots are smaller and more abundant.  

List of Combination Morphs:

CombinationResultant Morph
Super Snow + Eclipse + W/YUniverse
Super Snow + EclipseTotal Eclipse/Galaxy
Super Snow + Enigma + Bell Albino + EclipseSuper Stealth
Super Snow + possible heterozygous for Blizzard or Murphy PatternlessDiorite
  1. Tremper/Texas Albino

Cost: $50-$125

The “Texas gecko” is also named as “Tremper leopard gecko”. ” Ron Tremper” bred them for the 1st time in “1996”. Texas usually has “silver eyes” with prominent “red veins”, although they can also be yellow, orange, pink, or brown in hue.

tremper leopard gecko
Credit: geckosetc
  1. Bell Albino

Cost: $85-$125

This morph is sometimes referred to as the “Florida Albino”. This is the most recent “albino morph” to be identified. The basic hue of this morph is yellow/lavender, with dark brown spots. The eyelids of their eyes might be blue, although they usually have pink eyes.

bell albino leopard gecko
Credit: LLLreptile
  1. Rainwater Albino

Cost: $200-$400

These morphs are the 3rd type of “albino leopard gecko”. ” Tim Rainwater” found them in “1998”, and they’re also recognized as “Las Vegas geckos”. Their bodies are usually pale yellow/white, with yellow/pink markings. Some might have yellow bands and pink spots on their legs. Pink spots and bands are common on their tails. Rainwaters also have darker eyes than the other types of albinos.

Rainwater Leopard Gecko
Credit: geckoboa
  1. Chocolate Albino

Cost: $30 – $250

The bellies of this type of albino leos are pale white with broken tan and brown stripes. Their back is striped with pale brown and tan hues that alternate in bands. Because of albinism in their DNA, their brown hue is exceedingly pale. On the other hand, their heads have tiny spots of deeper brown color. The only difference is in their egg’s color that’s chocolate brown in color because of incubation at a lower temperature, otherwise their genetic makeup is the same as other albino morphs.

Chocolate leopard gecko
Credit: snowleos

List of Combination Morphs:

MorphCombinationResultant Morph
Albino
Tremper Albino SpecificTremper Albino + EclipseRaptor
Tremper Albino + Blizzard + EclipseNova
Tremper Albino + Blizzard + EclipseDiablo Blanco
Tremper Albino + Patternless + het for EclipseAptor
Tremper Albino + Eclipse + Murphy PatternlessEmber
Tremper Albino + Mack Snow + Eclipse + EnigmaDreamsickle
Tremper Albino + Super Mack Snow + Eclipse + EnigmaSuper Nova
Tremper Albino + Mack Snow + Eclipse + Murphy PatternlessSnowflake
Rainwater/Las Vegas Albino SpecificLas Vegas Albino + EclipseTyphoon
Las Vegas Albino + Eclipse + PatternlessCyclone
Rainwater Albino + Super Hypo + TangerineFirewater/Lava
Bell Albino SpecificBell Albino + EclipseRadar
Bell Albino + LavenderLavender Bell
Bell Albino + Eclipse + BlizzardWhite Knight
Bell Albino + Snow + Enigma + EclipseStealth
Bell Albino + Super Snow + Enigma + EclipseSuper Stealth
OthersAlbino + BlizzardBlazing Blizzard
Albino + Hypo + TangerineHybino
Albino + TangerineTangerine Albino
Albino + Tangerine + BlizzardSunrise
Albino + Super Hypo + TangerineSunglow

Striped Leopard Gecko Morph:

  1. Bold Stripe

Cost: $75 – $200

They have stripes that run around their bodies. A light color stripe runs from the top of the leo’s head to the end of its tail on this type of gecko. This stripe is black on one side and light on the other. The stripe contrasts sharply with their body. This is a very popular choice when someone selects a leopard gecko as a pet.

bold stripe leopard gecko
Credit: geckotime
  1. Red Stripe

Cost: $75 and $500

The color of a red stripe morph differs from that of a bold stripe gecko. Instead of black stripes, they usually feature a pale yellow stripe down the spine, which is lined by two red stripes. These stripes aren’t as prominent in hatchlings but developed by the time they’re six months old. Dark spots are common on the head, and the carrot tail feature is almost generally present.  A breeder of leos in Canada was the 1st to find this morph.

  1. Raining Red Stripe

Cost: $150 – $400

“Rainwater Albinos” “Red/Bold Stripe” types were bred to form the “Raining Red Stripe morph”. Their bodies are usually white/yellow with red/orange stripes. This morph resembles a rainwater albino with stripes in look.

  1. Reverse Stripe

Cost: approx. $150.

They differ from the other striped variants in that their solitary dorsal stripe is not surrounded by two darker stripes. This stripe goes from the rear of the neck to the hind legs and is usually lavender, white, or yellow, with black markings on the rest of the body. 

Giant Leopard Geckos:

Giants are larger than the normal gecko, as its name indicates. The genetically giant leo is a result of “incomplete dominance”. ” Ron Tremper” raised the 1st giant from a random mutation in “1999”. Geckos are substantially bigger than typical ones, weighing up to 100 gm on average. A wild kind may reach 11 inches in length, while a giant can reach 12.5 inches. 

  1. Super Giant

Cost: $200 – $700

Super giants are homozygous and formed by breeding both giant types, grow considerably larger, weighing 110 – 130 gm. The largest leos are “Super Giants”, with a roughly 12 inches gecko.

  1. Godzilla Super Giant

Cost: more than $1,200

They are rarely available and are frequently difficult to track down. The super giant entitled “Godzilla,” weighs 142 gm and sells. 

Hypo/Hyper Melanistic Morphs:

Melanistic can contain little (hypo) or more (hyper) melanin.

Hypo has a restricted number of dark spots on their bodies due to a hereditary trait and no greater than ten spots.

Without becoming fully black, Hypers have a significantly darker look and entirely darker hue. They feature similar pattern alterations and spots like hypos. Hyper variants are less prevalent than hypos.

  1. Super Hypo

Cost: $75 – $325

They are typically a dull/bright yellow color with no spotting other than a few on their tail. The term “super hypo” refers to a gecko’s skin having extremely little pigmentation and hence having very few spots. At birth, they could resemble typical hypos and have more than ten spots on the body. They, on the other hand, lose their spots around the age of a year.

  1. Baldy

Cost: $50-$100

-They are very hypo melanistic, with the exception that they haven’t any spotting on their heads. Aside from that, they’re orange/yellow in hue. “Bill and Marcia Brant” were the 1st to breed it in “1986”.  They are thought to be a line-bred morph, which means their color is determined by several genes and generations.

Combination Morph:

SHTCTB = Super Hypo + Tangerine + Carrot Tail + Baldy

  1. Hybino 

Cost: $60 – $200

It is a cross between a “hypo” and an “albino” morph. They generally have eyes of albino-morph, but their base hue is solid yellow/orange.

hybino gecko
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  1. Hypo Ghost

Cost: $80 to $200

They are one-of-a-kind and hard to find. Their body color is quite pale, and it’ll disappear as it ages. Ghost hypos have a yellow/lavender color at birth, it will fade as they grow older. This morph might be mistaken for mack snow. Some have several shades of green and may alter their color based on their mood.

Blizzard Leopard Geckos:

This type of geckos resembles snow and lacks dark-background pigmentation. They have no patterns and look quite like the “Murphy Patternless”. They appear in a variety of colors, including completely white, yellow, and purple occasionally, with the deeper colors being referred to as “Midnight Blizzards.” These are one of three varieties that feature entirely black/eclipsed eyes.

  1. Blazing Blizzard

Cost: $125 – $150

They are also referred to as a “Tremper blazing blizzard” since they have a mix of “blizzard” and “albino” traits. This name “Tremper” comes from the herpetologist “Ron Tremper”, who was the 1st to breed the “Tremper albinos”.

  1. Banana Blizzard

Cost: $75 to $150

A true “banana blizzard” would be a hybrid of “blizzards” and “patternless”. They are frequently yellow/pale, patternless yellowish pink in hue.

  1. Blazing Banana Blizzard

Cost: $60 to $125

“Blazing Banana Blizzard”, which mixes “Albino”, “Blizzard”, and Patternless, morph’s attributes. The eyes resemble “Albino” from which they were produced, and the body has “Patternless morph” features. They are yellow in color and patternless. 

List of Combination Morphs:

CombinationResultant Morph
Blizzard + TangerineSunset
Blizzard + AlbinoBlazing Blizzard
Blizzard + Albino + TangerineSunrise
Blizzard + Bell Albino + EclipseWhite Knight
Blizzard + Murphy PatternlessBanana Blizzard
Blizzard + Tremper Albino + EclipseDiablo Blanco
Bloodline of Super Snow (possibly heterozygous for Blizzard)Diorite

Melanistic Leopard Geckos:

“Black leopards” are closely related to “Melanistic leos”, which have significant black pigmentation on their bodies. They are generally black, howeverto, breeders are still working on completely black variants.

  1. Black Velvets/Black Pearl

Cost: $2,500-$3,000

This morph is also referred to as “black velvet” since it is completely black. They are the product of careful breeding of generation after generation.  It has a high melanistic color similar to the “black night”, but distinguished with white “pearl-like” patterns. This morph is becoming increasingly popular, yet it is quite difficult to find.

black velvet gecko
Credit: pinimg
  1. Black Night

Cost: $1,000-$3,500

This morph of the leopard gecko is one-of-a-kind and highly uncommon. They have a whitish underbelly and a completely lack body with no patterning. A “super hypo” morph is the absolute opposite of “black night”. They are more pigmented than any other morph of gecko. Black night is extremely tough to breed, and it takes several generations for the characteristic to appear.

black night gecko
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Patternless Morphs:

These geckos with no patterns have no dark spotting on their bodies. Their complexion develops and alters as they get older. They have brown spots on their bodies when they are born, but fade away as they grow older, leaving a light-colored body with no dark spots.

  1. Murphy Patternless

Cost: $75 – $230

They have spots on their body, however, they fade away after about a year. They resemble “Blizzard morphs” in terms of appearance. Although some are greenish/yellow, the majority are purple/gray.

List of Combination Morph:

CombinationResultant Morph
Murphy Patternless + BlizzardBanana Blizzard
Murphy Patternless + Tremper Albino + EclipseEmber
Murphy Patternless + Super Mack SnowSuper Platinum
Murphy Patternless + Las Vegas Albino + EclipseCyclone
Patternless + Tremper Albino + heterozygous for EclipseAptor
Murphy Patternless + Mack Snow + Tremper Albino + EclipseSnowflake

Others:

Snake Eye

Cost: $75 – $100

This morph is a variation of the “Eclipse morph” that may appear in both the “Tremper Eclipse” and “Blizzard”. Snake Eyes are typically eyes with partly solid pigment although not all. Snake Eye is usually stated as a percentage when it is sold. For example, a Leo with a Snake Eye covering 75 percent of the eye would be advertised as 75 percent Snake Eye.

Aberrant

Cost: $50-$200

They have a “broken pattern”, which means it has lovely bands running all along its body and tail but a break comes in the trend at which an oval occurs rather than a line. Aberrants could also be combined with other gecko morphs.

Jungle

Cost: $50-$125

The pattern and coloration of this gecko morph are responsible for its name. Each of them has a different design. They’re difficult to categorize as no two jungle geckos are alike. They can be spotted or striped, and they appear in a variety of hues. They’re recognized as having diagonal stripes particularly. This kind of mutation is hard to attain. It is possible that some parents contain this gene without displaying it, and that it expresses itself in the progeny. In several cases, they lack the necessary design and coloration to be considered mature. There isn’t sufficient data to say if this genetic trait is dominant.

Marble Eye

Cost: $75-$100

This is a novel gecko morph. Dark blue or even purple eyes are the results of recessive eye genetics. Their eyes appear 3D because of the coloring, which resembles broken glass/stone. They have only been found in private breeding programs so far, not in nature. This morph is highly looked for, although it is not widely available.

Lavender

Cost: $150 – 300

The basic color of this gecko morph is lavender/light purple. Lavender patches/stripes can also be noticed. It’s common to see it in combination with other patterns like stripping or spotting. Keep in mind, they lose this color as they mature. This is a tough color to achieve, and it usually shows in the 2nd or 3rd generation.

List of Combination Morph:

CombinationResultant Morph
Lavender + TangerinePurple Head
Lavender + Bell AlbinoLavender Bells

Lavender Stripe

Cost: $100

In “2003”, a “Red stripe” and “lavender” morph were mated for the first time. They have a yellow body with lavender stripes all along the sides. This morph’s hue persists throughout adolescence.

Carrot Head

Cost: $200-$425

This morph develops when the leo’s head becomes orange. The remaining body has a distinct shade of orange, usually only a considerably lighter hue. Carrot heads are frequently encountered in combination with other morphs rather than on their own.

Carrot Tail

Cost: $125 – $200

Gecko breed with an orange tail is known as a “carrot tail”. They have a tail that is at least 15 percent covered by orange color.

RAPTOR

Cost: $80 – $150

“RAPTOR” is an abbreviation that stands for “Red-eye Albino Patternless Tremper Orange”. They have orange bodies with bright red eyes. ” Ron Tremper” bred this morph in “2004”. These are combination morphs and they don’t have any black markings. Because red eyes are created by a “recessive gene”, a gecko must possess both genes in order to develop these eye color eyes. The  “Tremper Albino”, “Eclipse”, and “Patternless Stripe” morphs were combined to create this morph. Attempts to generate the “RAPTOR” resulted in the creation of the Carrot Head, APTOR, and Reverse Stripe morphs.

Stealth

A “Mack Snow RADAR Enigma” is known by the name “Stealth”. It’s a mix of “Bell Albino” and “Recessive Eclipse” morphs, as well as “incomplete dominant Mack Snow” and “dominant engima” attributes. They have a yellow/pinkish-white basic coloration,  red eyes, and light brown/orange spots.

Albino Patternless Tremper Orange(APTOR)

Cost: $125 – $225

“APTOR” is an abbreviation that stands for “Albino Patternless Tremper Orange” morphs. Like “RAPTORs” they have solid orange bodies in look.  Both “RAPTOR” and “APTOR” have the same mix of morph.  The difference in both is the eye color that is not red. These geckos have bright colored (yellow) and have no patterns. 

Enigma

Cost:  $250 – $275

The color of the “Enigma morph” is tinct. They have blotches instead of definite bands, and they frequently get more spotted as they become older. Their tails are usually white and feature speckled patterns. 

List of Combination Morphs:

CombinationResultant Morph
Enigma + EclipseBEE
Enigma + Tremper Albino + EclipseNova
Enigma + Eclipse + Mack SnowBlack Hole
Enigma + Snow + Bell Albino + EclipseStealth
Enigma + Super Snow + Bell Albino + EclipseSuper Stealth
Enigma + Tremper Albino + Eclipse + Mack SnowDreamsickle
Enigma + Tremper Albino + Eclipse + Super Mack SnowSuper Nova

Ember

In 2007, this morph was created. “Ember gecko” is a light and soft yellow-colored morph with red eyes and a clean whitetail that is the result of mating a “Murphy Patternless” with “RAPTOR”.

Emerald

“Emerald geckos”, also referred to as “Emerine geckos”, have green patterns on their body. ” Ron Tremper” first noticed them in “2004”. These are not totally green geckos, but they do have various tints of green.

Eclipse

Cost: up to$100

Leos are named “Eclipse” because of their eyes. This is a recessive trait, therefore two Eclipse bred to create a snake-eyed gecko. This morph was found in “2004” after random breeding. They might also have snake eyes, which indicates that the pigment in their eyes isn’t completely black and that additional pigment is visible through the pupil. 

List of Combination Morphs:

CombinationResultant Morph
Eclipse + EnigmaBEE
Eclipse + Bell AlbinoRadar
Eclipse + Tremper AlbinoRaptor
Eclipse + Las Vegas AlbinoTyphoon
Eclipse + Super Snow + W/YUniverse
Eclipse + Tremper Albino + EnigmaNova
Eclipse + Mack Snow + EnigmaBlack Hole
Eclipse + Bell Albino + BlizzardWhite Knight
Eclipse + Super SnowTotal Eclipse or Galaxy
Eclipse + Patternless + Las Vegas AlbinoCyclone
Eclipse + Blizzard + Tremper AlbinoDiablo Blanco
Possible heterozygous for EclipsePatternless Stripe
Eclipse + Tremper Albino + Murphy PatternlessEmber
heterozygous for Eclipse + Patternless + Tremper AlbinoAptor
Eclipse + Mack Snow + Tremper Albino + Murphy PatternlessSnowflake

Halloween Mask

Cost: $200 – $350

A morph with strong, striking patterns on their body and head is known as a “Halloween Mask”. On their heads, these patterns might be black bands/lines/circles. The distinguishing feature of Halloween mask morph is no spotting on their heads. Dark brown/black spots or bands are typical on a light yellow/white-colored body.

Dreamsicle

Cost: $80 – $190

The “Enigma”, “Mack Snow” and “RAPTOR”morphs were combined to create the “Dreamsicle morph”. Leos with white and yellow spotting on their bodies. They might have reddish eyes.

Creamsicle

They have yellow markings on their bodies and are light/pale orange in appearance. ” Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail Mack Snow” is another name for them.

Aurora

It is a yellow, white, and pink-colored recent morph.  “Yellow”, “White”, and “Bell Albino” variants mixed together to create this form.

Bandit

Cost: $225 – $350

A solid stripe around the nose of these geckos resembles a mask. They also have dark spots on their heads instead of markings. 

Sunglow

Cost: $170 to $450

They come in a variety of colors, ranging from a dark burnt-orange to a lighter yellow. Their color is similar to the sunset sky’s hue. ” Craig” and “Lori Stewart” bred for the 1st time in “2004”. These types also have albino genetic makeup, which allows them to develop banding patterns on their bodies that are light in color. Because they have albino genes, they are not as brightly colored as other orange-colored morphs, e. g. tangerines. Their bodies usually show a light sunset hue with dark carrot tails. 

Nova

Cost: $160 – $225

When an “enigma” and “RAPTOR” mate, the outcome is a “Nova morph”. It has a whitetail and light coloration that ranges from pale yellow to tangerine orange. ” A&M Geckos” formed them in “2007”. Pink/reddish eyes and a pale body color with little to no patterning distinguish these geckos.

Fire-Water

In “2006”, it was created. It is a  combination of “Lavender” and “Albino” morphs. Typically features broken patterns with an abundance of bright orange and purplish hue.

Tangerine

Cost: $275-$400

They are orange in color, ranging from a vibrant carrot-orange to a softer orange. Tangerines may have black spotting on their heads. Their tails usually have a darker broken pattern, with white, darker orange/dark-brown hues.

Lemon Frost

Cost: up to $2,000

They have a really distinct look! Their body is pale yellow, while their head, legs, and tail are light lavender. Additionally, these are banded and have black spotting on their bodies. The 1st “lemon frost” was created by “Gourmet Rodent” in “2012” and auctioned in “2015”. They’re controversial since they’re genetically predisposed to skin cancer.

Mandarin

This morph was created by crossing some of the outstanding “Tangerine gecko bloodlines”. They have a vibrant orange color.

Noir Desire Black Eye geckos(NDBE)

“NDBE” stands for “Noir Desire Black Eye geckos”. They are “Mandarin leopards” with a recessive trait of possessing completely black eyes. This morph also has a deeper orange color to their bodies.

Onyx

They have a dense black pattern all around their bodies and are grayish. “TUG snows” were used in breeding them. 

SHT

“SHT” is the abbreviation for “Super Hypo Tangerine.” There are no black spots on their bodies and are mostly bright orange.

Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail(SHTCT)

“Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail” is abbreviated as “SHTCT.” A mix of multiple traits. There are no spots. It must be spotless on the body and have a primarily orange tail with a tangerine base color. This particular gecko is getting increasingly famous as a pet. Since the “1980s”, it has been bred as a single-line breed. They must have a minimum of 20 percent Carrot Tail to get this title.

Skittles

A unique and novel morph with distinct hues and a jungle pattern. They’re brightly colored, having a lot of green and purple colors all over Leo’s body.

Hyper Xanthic

Cost: $165-$345

They have dark patterns on their body and high yellow traits. On their head/tail, there are no black patterns. Their body color is a brilliant yellow, and their body patterns might be bands/dots because of the high yellow genetics.

Paradox

The markings on the bodies of this type of gecko morphs are unexpected. Breeders have no control over these spots, which might appear anywhere on the gecko’s body.

Pastel

These seem like a “Tremper Albino,” but they aren’t. Pastels have more pigmentation, which results in brighter colored bodies and white legs.

Phantom

A complex mix of many distinct morphs, primarily “SHTCT” and “TUG Snows”. ” The Urban Gecko” bred them. With reduced markings and pale pinkish to lavender eyes, it’s light pink and yellow color.

Diablo Blanco

“Ron Tremper” created them. A mix of ” Blizzard” and “RAPTOR”. It’s a white-bodied Leo with red/pink eyes that’s patternless. They also have snake eyes occasionally.

Typhoon

“Patternless”, “Rainwater Albino”, and”Eclipse” are all combined to create this morph. They have bright orange and yellow bodies with solid black eyes, patternless, and whitish below the belly.

Gem Snow

Cost: $200 – $500

They are created by crossing two dominant snow genes. Their bodies might be white, pale yellow, or lavender. They have a black spotting with a yellowish, whitish, or pinkish pattern.  Some might possess eyes that have a blue tint to them.

Inferno

“P. Kline” created them. Body-color is bright orange and red, with reduced or broken patterns. The striking orange hue is the reason for their name. They’re one of the rarest geckos.

Snowglow

“Albino”, “SHTCT” and “Mack Snow”,  morphs have been crossed to create them. The color is a very pale yellow, orange, and pinkish, with reduced, weak patterns.

Blood

Cost: $200-$400

They are quite close to “Tangerine”. The primary difference is that rather than orange color, they have a brilliant red color. Unlike tangerines, the brilliant coloration of this morph persists throughout adulthood. Their bodies are frequently banded or spotted, and they sometimes have a carrot tail.

Combination Morph:

Blood Hypo (Hypo + Bloodline of the Tangerine trait)

TUG Snow

A TUG Snow geckos possess very little or no yellow color. They have a bright white coloring with little black spotting.

FAQs

Which is the rarest morph of a leopard gecko?

Black Night, Bell Albino, Dreamsicle, Eclipse, Marble Eye, Super Snow Patternless, and Black Pearl are the rarest morphs of leopard geckos.

Are geckos very expensive?


No. Wild and some common morphs are not expensive at all. The cost ranges from $30 to $500 and even more for more specific, rare, and brilliant colors.

Name the largest leopard gecko morph?

Most of the gecko morphs are different from each other due to their skin or eye colors. But Super Giants are for their size. The latest gecko morphs are “Super Giants”, with a nearly 12 inches holding record. Wild-types are smaller than Giants, while Super Giants are larger.

How many leopard gecko morphs are there in total?


There are over a hundred distinct colors, patterns and combination morphs by now and increasing day by day by creating new ones of your choice by using selective breeding.

Conclusion:

Leopard gecko morphs come in more than a hundred distinct varieties. The most popular and inexpensive morphs are wild-type, high yellow, mack snow, albino, blizzard, and carrot tail. Melanistic black, giant, and snow types are all incredibly famous, but they’re also very pricey.

Others are extremely rare and hard to find, like the marble eye, black night, and ghost. Their cost will increase as their color deepens. These types are only accessible from professional breeders. It’s critical to know morphs and genetics. All of this information will assist you to make a better judgment on adaptation and caring for geckos.

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