Mediterranean House Gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus

Summary 2

The Mediterranean house gecko (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 commonly referred to as the Turkish gecko as represented in its Latin name and also as the "Moon Lizard" because it emerges in the evening. A study in Portugal found H. turcicus to be totally nocturnal,...

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Meghan Cassidy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/11128316
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemidactylus_turcicus

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Status Introduced