Hemidactylus frenatus

Hemidactylus frenatus

Hemidactylus frenatus

(Asian House Gecko)

FAMILY

Gekkonidae

Species

Hemidactylus frenatus

Common name

Asian House Gecko

Main colour

Body fawn to grey, some mottling

Body size

Snout to vent 6 cm

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This introduced gecko can be readily identified by its distinctive call, it is noisy. It is mainly observed in buildings. Although chiefly nocturnal it changes colour from pale at night to darker by day. The tail is cylindrical to slightly flattened, there are small spines along the margins.

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Hemidactylus frenatus