Classification
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  • English
    • Mediterranean Gecko
    • Mediterranean House Gecko
  • Spanish
    • geco casero del Mediterráneo
  • French
    • Hémidactyle turc
  • German
    • Europäischer Halbfingergecko
  • Scientific Names
    • Hemidactylus turcicus
    • Gecko meridionalis
    • Gecko verruculatus
    • Gecus cyanodactylus
    • Hemidactylus exsul
    • Hemidactylus granosus
    • Hemidactylus karachiensis
    • Hemidactylus verruculatus
    • Lacerta turcica

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Date

April 19, 2014

Description

outside on porch light feeding on small flies

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 4, 2014 11:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

rrainwater

Date

April 12, 2014 09:48 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On schoolhouse wall.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

cyoung

Date

March 28, 2014 10:54 PM CDT

Description

H. turcicus specimen found on side of Jarvis Christian College building.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mateopaseo

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

This little House Gecko decided to jump off the wall and onto our heads. Thought at first it was a salamander. Until a few seconds later, it became clear it was not. Based on a recent study of H. turcicus in Oklahoma, the diffusion dispersal rate in this species is very low and colonization of new areas occurs almost exclusively by jump dispersal with human assistance (Locey and Stone, 2006). Locey, K. J., and P. A. Stone. 2006. Factors affecting range expansion in the introduced Mediterranean gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus.
J. Herpetology 40(4):526-530.

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

finatic

Date

April 4, 2014 10:54 PM PDT

Description

Yuma County, Arizona, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

l_sanford

Date

April 5, 2014 08:34 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

lwillrick

Date

September 5, 2012

Description

Captured and released juvenile Mediterranean house gecko. Please double check my ID. Found just after dusk, scurrying across a sidewalk in my neighborhood in University Heights, San Diego, CA.

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Square

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

connor22

Date

April 3, 2014 09:46 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

roberto_sindaco

Date

January 1, 2008

Description

"Years 2007-2009. Dinçaslan Y.E., Tosunoğlu M., Gül Ç., 2013. Herpetofaunal inventory of the Sarıkum Nature Reserve (Sinop, Turkey). - Herpetozoa, 26 (1/2): 96-97."

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Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

saracrady

Date

March 28, 2014 10:40 PM CDT

Description

Found on wall of building

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

tess_o

Date

February 21, 2014 12:38 AM CST

Description

Found it crossing a sidewalk in west campus next to an apartment complex.

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Description from Wikipedia

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 tan-colored...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.