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house gecko hatchling

Hemidactylus frenatus


A hatchling Asian house gecko undergoing its first molt, presumably just a few days after hatching. The species is a ubiquitous roommate (human commensal) along with H. platyurus and Gekko vittatus at this location.


Found in the house in a semi-urban neighborhood of houses, gardens and a patch of disturbed remnant forest.


I was about to pour water into my mug which I'd previously filled with a powdered drink mix and there was this little guy! While 2 other species inhabit our house, it seems most likely H. frenatus.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks Adarsha

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

That's cool!

KarenL 8 years ago

Scott, your adorable gecko is the star of our caption contest today!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Oh now he really is adorable! I love his plaid jacket :)

Ursula 9 years ago

:) adorable!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Emma, Carolina, thanks very much

Carolina 9 years ago

Haha what a lovely gecko, Scott. Love its balaclava!

Hema 9 years ago

i like his grey sweater!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks Everyone!

misako 9 years ago

Wonderful series!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Fantastic pictures!

DominguezLopezMoi 9 years ago

Is beautifull, nice picture.....i liked

KarenL 9 years ago

Very cute! I wouldn't mind having these guys as house guests & I assume they pay their way by consuming unwanted bugs!

FoTony 9 years ago

Nice! It looks as if he is wearing gloves and a forage cap.

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

great colors for a house gecko! You know what I always say...better to spot in your hand than your mouth!

MickGrant 9 years ago

Great series - Nice macros!

SarahWhitt 9 years ago

How exciting!! And, yes....quite smart to be dressing warmly!! :) LOL

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Cool spotting

LarsKorb 9 years ago

haha...what a sweet buddy

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Actually, a balaclava ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

He's got a pullover! Very smart.

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012


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