Reptile Hemidactylus frenatus (Asian House Gecko)

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Ludwig Leichhardt
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Other Names: Common House Gecko, Pacific House Gecko.

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Sauria

Family: Geckkonidae

Distribution: Native to SE.Asia. Introduced to Northern Australia, mainly coastal from NE.NSW to N.WA.

Habitat: Restricted to buildings, often seen hunting insects near outside lighting.

Field Notes: SVL to 60mm, total length to 150mm.
Gives a relatively loud "chuck.. chuck.. chuck.." call. Digits clawed pads.
May be white to grey, patternless or with darker flecking.
Original tail (may be lost and regrow differently) has rows of blunt, spinose tubercles.

Sources:Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Wilson and Swan. (Book)
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_House_Gecko

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Thanks mate, we name all our asian house geckos, this one was Rocky and he bashed every gecko that came into his territory to steal his mosquitoes. This bashing took an unusual twist...
 

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LOL, Do you get any other species in your house? I have Dubious and Robusts here, no Asian geckos yet.
 

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I would love to have both of those! I have thought about introducing some original house geckos (dubious)... on properties I stay at they are both on every shack and shed, and i've never seen an asian house gecko outside the city.
 
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