"Found by 9 yr old Holden Weissler on Santa Monica beach! very active fun little guy
"This gecko we have nursed back to health after finding it as baby, weak on Santa Monica beach – in the middle of the sand, not far from the shoreline... south of the pier... just south of lifeguard station 24.
"We weren’t sure if it hijacked a ride from the parking lot/shrubs on someone’s beach gear – was dropped by a bird – or managed to walk all the way down to its spot only a few yards from the shore line."
- Adam Weissler
Observation and photo by Adam Weissler, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
United States: Alabama: Tuscaloosa Co.
Tulip Tree Hollow off Echola Rd.; Elrod
J.C. Abbott #2832 & K.K. Abbott
The Mediterranean house gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus turcicus (not to be confused with the Asian species Hemidactylus frenatus known as Common House Gecko) is a small gecko common to the Mediterranean which has spread to many parts of the world. It is also commonly referred to as the Turkish Gecko as represented in its Latin name. They are insectivorous, rarely exceeding 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in length, have large, lidless eyes with elliptical pupils, and yellow- or...