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Mediterranean house gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus


It is a medium to small sized gecko with pink skin. The skin also has black spots with white bumps. The eyes are a golden color with a line down the middle.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas


It can be found in countries like Portugal, Spain, France, Italy (including Lampedusa island, Elba), Israel, Albania, Greece, Malta, North Macedonia, coastal Croatia (except western Istria), Czech Republic (only warm parts of Moravia and Czech Silesia), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Adriatic islands, coastal Montenegro, coastal part of Albania, Cyprus, Turkey, northern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, northern Yemen (Socotra Archipelago), Somalia, Eritrea, Kenya, southern Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Balearic Islands (Island Addaya Grande), Canary Islands (introduced to Gran Canaria and Tenerife), Panama, Puerto Rico, Belize, Mexico (Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Nuevo León, Yucatán; introduced), Cuba (introduced).[citation needed] It has also been introduced to the southern USA (Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Arizona, Florida, California, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Kansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Utah, and Missouri). This one must have been attacked or fell because it was nearly dead. Least concern (IUCN 3.1).

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Watauga, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jun 10, 2020
Submitted on Jun 22, 2020

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