Emoia jakati is a super-species named for the Jakati River on the Vogelkop Peninsula of Indonesian New Guinea.
Distribution: Eastern Indonesia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Pacific.
Habitat: Coconut plantations and lowland rainforests.
Diet: Small arthropods.
Max. length: 36-53 mm SVL.
Reproductive strategy: Oviparous with clutches of two eggs.
Emoia jakati is a super-species named for the Jakati River on the Vogelkop Peninsula of Indonesian New Guinea, which contains several genetic species that are morphologically indistinguishable. A few specimens were encountered in the coconut husk piles; it is an inhabitant of forest clearings as well as coconut husk piles.
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