Aliases: Phantom Pinstripe

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Last Updated: 2022-04-22

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A Phantom Pinstripe will usually have muted colours on the dorsal and lateral area as well as a darker row of scales where a pinstripe would be. Phantom Pinstripe can be full, partial, or dashed and are often seen on geckos with the reverse trait. [1]

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The head patterning is unaffected by this trait


Phantom adds a significant amount of melanin which darkens the xanthophores and reduces the white coloration. The areas that Phantom loses dominance is by the base of the tail. You can see this with Lillies and pinstripes with white pattern. The other area is fringe and laterals where Portholes and Walls are found.[2]


The belly patterning is unaffected by this trait.


The tail patterning is unaffected by this trait


This trait is often referred to as “Phantom Pin,” however Phantom is NOT related to Pinstripe. They are often bred together as a combo though, so this is where the interpretation comes from for them being related.

Phantom is recessive which means you need two copies of the gene to produce the morph. This means Pinstripe must be on a different allele since there are only two traits that can occupy a section of DNA. It is not a mutation that exists on the same allele as Pinstripe like many believe. [3]

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