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  • 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
  • English
    • Mediterranean House Gecko
    • Mediterranean Gecko
  • Italian
    • Geco verrucoso
  • Portuguese
    • Osga-turca

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Recent observations

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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cedric_lee

Date

July 3, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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artemis224

Date

July 4, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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artemis224

Date

July 4, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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bosqueaaron

Date

July 3, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

July 4, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

krancmm

Date

July 2, 2015 10:56 PM CDT

Description

Waiting for moths by light...

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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catenatus

Date

July 1, 2015 11:09 PM CDT

Description

Parker co tx

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Square

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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cullen

Date

July 1, 2015 11:32 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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john_craft

Date

June 16, 2015 01:10 AM CDT

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Square

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

sandboa

Date

June 28, 2015 11:09 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen on Biological Inventory Team Herp Survey.

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Square

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

cgritz

Date

June 27, 2015

Description

The main reason we don't find moths on the house any more. Not happy about that.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 25, 2015

Description

With the summer camp KidZone, we tried to catch as many different bugs as we could today. It was a bit difficult as it was around 93 degrees (feels like 97!)... We caught some, collected them in baggies, and brought them back to the front to group them.

Although not an insect, we still caught this gecko and discovered the differences between it and the insects. Poor guy lost its tail as one of the kiddos was playing with it -- although, they all screamed when the tail was wiggling around without a body!!!

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

  • Portugal
    (VU) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.