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Mediterranean Gecko

Mediterranean gecko is a species of small gecko native to the Mediterranean region, but has spread to many parts of the world. The species is insectivorous.



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


    Other Names Turkish Gecko
    Size 4 – 5 in
    Weight Less than 500 g
    Color Purple or tan with black spots; tail often has stripes
    Distribution Throughout Mediterranean region, also introduced to the United States
    Habitat Warm regions close to human habitation such as cracks and crevices; also found in forests and arid-deserts that have rocky crevices
    Diet Insects
    Breeding Season March to July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 – 2 eggs
    Reproductive Age 1 year or less
    Average Lifespan 5 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 12th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 9th August 2018.

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