Classification
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All Names

  • Catalan
    • Dragó rosat
  • 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
  • Spanish
    • Geco casero del Mediterráneo
  • Italian
    • Geco verrucoso
  • Portuguese
    • Osga-turca
  • Russian
    • Турецкий полупалый геккон
    • Европейский домовый геккон
  • Hebrew
    • שממית הבתים

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

afroherpkeeper

Date

May 29, 2016 10:12 PM CDT

Description

One juvenile (2" in length) spotted on the wall of a burnt-down apartment building.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

bogslogger

Date

May 17, 2016 09:50 PM CDT

Description

On outside of window.

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

mjskinner

Date

March 22, 2016 03:35 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 6, 2016 09:23 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 6, 2016 09:18 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

afroherpkeeper

Date

May 25, 2016 10:45 PM CDT

Description

Large adult female (gravid?) seen on the siding of my house. Plenty of others around the rest of the building.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

_luke_

Date

May 19, 2016 10:03 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

serracaris

Date

May 23, 2016 11:32 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

bonnie7

Date

May 23, 2016 09:50 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

moyervides

Date

May 20, 2016 09:29 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

emilianomori

Date

May 21, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

laflamme

Date

May 21, 2016 02:56 PM CDT

Description

4 inches long short tail

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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

  • Globally
    Of least concern (LC) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of extensive habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
  • Italy
    Lc - minor preoccupazione (Source: IUCN Liste Rosse Italiane)
    Valutata specie a Minor Preoccupazione (LC) per la sua ampia distribuzione, per la popolazione presumibilmente ampia, per la tolleranza a una vasta varietà di habitat, per la spiccata antropofilia e perché è poco probabile che sia in declino abbastanza rapido per rientrare in una categoria di minaccia.
  • Portugal
    Vulnerável (vu) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
    Vulnerável
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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