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Common House Gecko

Common house gecko is a species of gecko native to Southeast Asia. The species is nocturnal and very adaptable.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Hemidactylus
    Scientific Name Hemidactylus frenatus


    Other Names Pacific House Gecko, The Asian House Gecko,  Moon Lizard, House Lizard
    Size 3 – 6 in
    Color Grayish to pinkish or dark brown upper surface sometimes with stripes or specks; pale yellow underside with brown specks
    Distribution Southeast Asia, Australia, Americas, Africa (introduced)
    Habitat Warm, humid regions
    Diet Insects, spiders,
    Predators Snakes, birds
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 50 – 65 days
    Average Lifespan Around 5 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 12th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

    2 Responses to "Common House Gecko"

    1. Denise says:

      I found a gecko in the bathroom of a parts store in north georgia. I think it looks like a meditrain gecko. Must be a newborn. Is it a good idea to keep him as a pet thought he’d gotten lost because I don’t think he is native to this area.

    2. Barbara Knight says:

      I believe I found a nest of gecko egggs. They were in the sand under a large plastic garbage can. I brought them inside in sand and put them in a window in covered container wf air holes. Checked them every day for less than a week and one day the eggs were all broken open but never saw what came out of them! The air holes were square and so small I didn’t think anything could get out. You could pick up one part of shell wf a toothpick, and I think 3-4 could fit on my small fingernail. Does the size sound right for house geckos? I have seen them outside on the house. Thanks, B

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