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Moorish gecko

Tarentola mauritanica

Description:

A plump, broad-tailed lizard with proportionately large eye with vertical pupils. Toes have adhesive pads along entire length of underside and these enable it to walk on walls and ceilings.

Habitat:

Fabours rocky places but also human habitation. Widespread in Iberia but mainly coastal across rest of Mediterranean.

Notes:

Other names include Common or Moorish Wall Gecko and Salamanquesa, Crocodile gecko, European common gecko, and Maurita naca gecko.

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Dangermouse
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Dangermouse

Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Nov 7, 2011
Submitted on Nov 19, 2011

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