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Table 3 Gecko path length and number of branches geckos traversed on the branched structure, maximal exertion time (MET) on a planar surface, the total number of stops on a planar surface, and maximum sprint speed on a planar surface. Values are means ± s.e.m.

From: Home-field advantage: native gecko exhibits improved exertion capacity and locomotor ability in structurally complex environments relative to its invasive counterpart

Species Path Length (m) Branches MET (sec) Total stops Speed (cm/sec)
G. oceanica 1.41 ± 0.03 2.22 ± 0.24 91.70 ± 9.00 47.5 ± 5.3 43.41 ± 20.32
H. frenatus 1.30 ± 0.04 1.67 ± 0.22 108.93 ± 28.8 34.87 ± 5.2 15.51 ± 34.42