Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Fan-fingered Gecko

Ptyodactylus guttatus


A white gecko I just saw outside my room! On my window shutter. About 11cm.


Semi-Urban area

1 Species ID Suggestions

fan-fingered gecko
Ptyodactylus guttatus Ptyodactylus

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Pino 9 years ago

I love the toes !

Topaz Almond
Topaz Almond 9 years ago

yes i would have done it earlier but i couldn't find the edit option ever since i updated, thought they cancelled it! but turned out it was only a bug :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

That's great! Thank you. Shall one of us add the scientific name? Cheers

BrandonBlount 9 years ago

That is soooo Cool!!!!!! Awesome spotting!!!!!

Topaz Almond
Topaz Almond 9 years ago

Thank you. I believe it's the same species since both pictures were taken in Israel and according to the description it's name also has the word "fan" (in Hebrew) in it :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

I too am careful before assigning a species ID so I appreciate your caution. I don't have familiarity with this species. Some other gecko species are quite variable in coloration but that doesn't mean this species is. But I found a light colored one here: with similar eyes.

Topaz Almond
Topaz Almond 9 years ago

Thank you guys!
I thought it might be a fan-fingered gecko but I couldn't find any white ones...

This is some kind of Gecko, it is intresting how their finger work to be able to climb on windows. "The toes of the gecko have a special adaptation that allows them to adhere to most surfaces without the use of liquids or surface tension. The spatula tipped setae on gecko footpads allow attractive forces called van der Waals interactions to arise between the adhesive setae and the surface. " wikipedia

KarenL 9 years ago

What a comic looking little guy! He's adorable!

Topaz Almond
Spotted by
Topaz Almond

מודיעין-מכבים-רעות, מחוז המרכז, Israel

Spotted on Sep 21, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011

Related Spottings

Israeli Fan Fingered Gecko Sinai Fan-Fingered Gecko Fan-fingered Gecko Levante fan-fingered gecko

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Mediterranean House Gecko Lily of the Nile Ladybug
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors