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Mediterranean House Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Alien Species
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Species Description

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Approximate range of H. turcicus
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Mediterranean House Gecko Mediterranean House Gecko Mediterranean House Gecko
Adult, Travis County, Texas Adult with re-generated tail,
Travis County, Texas
Sub-adult, Travis County, Texas
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The six pictures above all show the same lizard from Travis County, Texas.
The top three pictures show the lizard in its dark phase and the bottom three show it in its light phase.
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  Sub-adult, Travis Co., Texas  
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Juvenile, Travis Co., Texas
Mediterranean Geckos can climb up sheer surfaces, even glass.
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Juvenile, Travis Co., Texas Underside of adult, showing toe pads  
     
Habitat
Mediterranean House Gecko habitat Mediterranean House Gecko habitat Mediterranean House Gecko habitat
Habitat, Travis County, Texas. Geckos were found under piles of old tin in this rural field in Travis County, Texas. Mediterranean Geckos are common on houses and yards in many areas. Geckos were found under the shingles of this suburban residence in Travis County, Texas, on brick walls, in the garage, and under boards and rocks in the yard. Geckos were found at night under the lights of this wildlife refuge restroom building in Chambers County, Texas.
     
Short Videos
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And adult and a juvenile Mediterranean Gecko run around at night on a white exterior wall in Imperial County An adult Mediterranean Gecko licks its lips on an exterior wall in Yuma, Arizona.  
     



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