Classification
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  • English
    • Common House Gecko
    • Pacific Gecko
    • Chichak
    • South Asian House Gecko
    • House Gecko
  • Scientific Names
    • Hemidactylus frenatus
    • Gecko caracal
    • Gecko chaus
    • Hemidactylus bojeri
    • Hemidactylus fraenatus
    • Hemidactylus fragilis
    • Hemidactylus hexaspis
    • Hemidactylus inornatus
    • Hemidactylus javanicus
    • Hemidactylus longiceps
    • Hemidactylus nigriventris
    • Hemidactylus okinavensis
    • Hemidactylus okinawensis
    • Hemidactylus papuensis
    • Hemidactylus pumilus
    • Hemidactylus punctatus
    • Hemidactylus tristis
    • Hemidactylus vandermeer-mohri
    • Hemidactylus vandermeermohri
    • Hemidactylus vittatus
    • Pnoepus bojeri
    • Pnoepus caracal
    • Pnoepus fragilis
    • Pnoepus frenatus
    • Pnoepus inornatus
    • Pnoepus papuensis
    • Pnoepus pumilus
    • Pnoepus punctatus
    • Pnoepus vittatus
  • German
    • Asiatischer Hausgecko
    • Gewöhnlicher Halbfingergecko
  • Spanish
    • Besucona
    • Cuija besucona
    • Geco casero

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Recent observations

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What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

juancruzado

Date

November 22, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2013

Description

This introduced species is found in tropical regions around the world, making it the most widespread lizard in the world. By day they are grayish brown and irregularly patterned, but at night they turn pale yellowish-gray and loose their patterning.

Photos / Sounds

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

negronahual

Date

June 23, 2015

Place

mazatlan (Google, OSM)

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Dsc 2222

What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

corychia

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

i think this is what it was, i remember being told they were invasive, maybe even all female and they were around most of the buildings, and would often chirp

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

kristian

Date

October 22, 2011

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What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

kristian

Date

October 22, 2011

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What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Lagartija besucona en casa habitación

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What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

June 4, 2015 01:30 AM CDT

Place

cancún (Google, OSM)

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Square

What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

paulcools

Date

March 5, 2015 02:49 AM GMT

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Square

What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

vilseskog

Date

March 18, 2015

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Square

What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

sandinoguerrero

Date

March 27, 2015

Place

Holbox (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

vilseskog

Date

March 13, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The Common House Gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus frenatus (not to be confused with the Mediterranean species Hemidactylus turcicus known as Mediterranean house gecko) is a native of southeastern Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and foraging for insects at night. They can be seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects...

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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.