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Common House Gecko

Hemidactylus frenatus

Description:

he Common House Gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus frenatus, is a native of southeastern Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. They can be seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects attracted to porch lights, hence their name. Spread around the world by ships, these geckos are now common in the southern half of the United States, large parts of tropical and sub-tropical Australia, and many other countries in South and Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. They grow to a length of between three to six inches (about 7.5–15 cm), and live for about five years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Hous...

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1 Comment

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Oh! Nice spotting! He looks a lot like the one I saw two days ago in a friend's house. Need to download those photos...

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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