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Indo Pacific Gecko

The Indo-Pacific Gecko is a species of lizards that is endemic to India, Australia, and many parts of SE Asia. In many areas, they have been an invasive species of concern. They lack eyelids, and their sticky toes allow them to climb on the walls.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Gekkota
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Hemidactylus
    Species H. garnotii
    Scientific Name Hemidactylus garnotii


    Other Names Garnot’s house gecko, fox gecko
    Length 2.6 in (6.6 cm)
    Coloration Yellowish to dull brown with dotted lines from the upper feet down to the tail; the belly is orange to yellow
    Distribution Primarily in India, also in the Philippines, parts of Southeast Asia, Australia, and throughout Polynesia
    Habitat Being associated with human development, they are mostly found in buildings having outdoor lights where they find insects
    Diet Insectivorous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 23rd 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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