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  • Catalan
    • Dragó rosat
  • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

August 29, 2015 01:03 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Four geckos feeding on bugs around a porch light.

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

August 27, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

August 27, 2015

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

June 28, 2009 08:58 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

catenatus

Date

August 19, 2015 03:12 AM CDT

Description

Brewster co, Tx

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

connlindajo

Date

August 26, 2015 06:37 PM CDT

Description

Problem with mice in home.... placed sticky traps... caught one mouse and then these two critters.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

aguilita

Date

August 25, 2015

Description

25 August 2015: Late spring to late summer or maybe early fall in the North Texas region it is inevitable that one will see the Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) appear on the outside walls of one's porch or backyard with or without the lights being on for they are patient methodical foragers of all things that fly especially bite size moths of which there appears to be a ready supply given their number. With the dropping of temperatures in the North Texas region come late fall and winter the Mediterranean House Gecko will retire until temperatures are agreeable to its nocturnal activities once again.

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 20, 2013 09:44 PM CDT

Description

Tiny juvenile AOR on Stonegate South. Imaged only. GTS 1563.

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 19, 2013 07:53 PM CDT

Description

Adult under a board on Stonegate South. Imaged only. GTS 1559.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

aaron-gastelum

Date

August 23, 2015 10:54 AM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

jonr

Date

August 23, 2015 08:03 AM PDT

Description

~1.5" juvenile Mediterranean house gecko found on bathroom floor. Appeared to be recently hatched. Banded tail, dark brown bblotches

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

cullen

Date

August 22, 2015 11:20 PM CDT
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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.