Classification
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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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What

Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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hellyessica

Date

June 22, 2016 08:48 PM CDT

Description

Above us at dinner eating a moth at one point.

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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conuropsis

Date

March 15, 2014 10:09 PM CST

Description

Seen on the ceiling and walls of the dining hall.

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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hfabian

Date

June 3, 2016

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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joey9

Date

May 24, 2016 07:46 PM PDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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mrtang

Date

April 22, 2016

Description

Dead or dying individuals seen on glue traps near Principal's office.

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 28, 2016 08:26 PM HST

Description

On the windowsill hunting bugs drawn in by living room lights.

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

kimdavid53

Date

May 27, 2016

Description

We get these quite often in the house, but usually at night as they are not active in the daytime....too hot. This guy somehow decided to wander out in the middle of the afternoon...must've been at least 34 degrees C so not sure why he was out but took a few very quick pics. They are harmless and eat other insects they might come across at night. Hope to get some close-ups with the wife's Nikon and her new 300mm lens...Now if I can only get her to keep the battery charged !

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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evahedstrom

Date

March 8, 2016

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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toby

Date

May 20, 2016 06:42 PM CDT

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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hugoalvarezg

Date

May 18, 2016

Place

chetumal (Google, OSM)

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

onedayacademybio

Date

March 14, 2016

Description

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Sauria
Family Gekkonidae
Genus Hamidactylus
Species Hamidactylus frenatus

Description: I usually find these little guys at night, but this gecko was still hanging around in the morning. Because our brick is a lighter red/pink, these geckos blend in well and are here pretty frequently.

Taken at 10:51 a.m

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Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

Observer

luisjromero

Date

November 10, 2015

Description

Este tipo de lagartijas que siempre han sido comunes para mí, se les conoce, al menos en Cunduacán, Tabasco, como "chu-chús" seguramente debido al característico sonido que emiten.

Existen varios mitos en torno a estas lagartijas. Mi madre me contaba que fueron introducidas por la Secretaría de Salud como un intento de controlar la población de mosquitos y combatir así el dengue.
También se dice que traen infecciones consigo, por lo que no era aconsejable tocarlas. Otro mito ya no tan aceptado es que eran venenosas.

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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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