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  • French
    • Gecko des maisons à queue épineuse
  • English
    • Spiny-tailed House Gecko
    • 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
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 疣尾蜥虎

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Recent observations

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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osvan007

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September 27, 2016 03:50 AM YEKT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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silverpoppy

Date

September 26, 2016 07:32 PM AEST

Description

Field Notes - On my kitchen window! Very common. I can see the eggs through their stomach sometimes!

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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paris_sealee

Date

September 25, 2016 05:51 PM +06

Description

Gecko

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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steveross

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September 24, 2016 11:47 PM EDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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mzgonzalez0509

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September 23, 2016 06:11 AM PDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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pisterman

Date

September 8, 2014 09:28 PM CDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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September 20, 2016 10:37 PM CST

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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eligarciapadilla

Date

September 1, 2008 02:36 PM CDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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eligarciapadilla

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November 23, 2009 07:42 PM CST

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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huatulco

Date

September 15, 2016 09:29 PM PDT

Description

aprox 4 - 5 cm

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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kathawk

Date

June 11, 2012 08:14 PM PDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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dlnarango

Date

January 3, 2016 05:59 AM EST
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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.
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