Asian House Gecko

Asian House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

common but beautiful

Now that's a brave insect!

Love the hues in this pic

Identification: SVL 60mm. Fawn to grey with darker mottling. Small spines along edge of cylindrical tail.

Below is Jo's original post. As this blog has grown the design has changed to highlight the pics/wildlife - it's meant going through some of the older posts as time permits and giving them a bit of a touch up - Paul.

Post Updated: March 2013

Gecko's fighting are a pretty common sight. However, we have never seen this situation before. During the fight one of the geckos fell and the other gecko grabbed hold of it and held it. There they stayed, one dangling precariously from our roof for the next 10 minutes or so, until finally the dangling gecko manged to regain control and climb back onto the roof!

The Common House Gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus frenatus, is a native of southeastern Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and foraging for insects at night. They can be seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects attracted to porch lights, hence their name "House Gecko".

Spread around the world by ships, these geckos are now common in the Deep South of the United States, large parts of tropical and sub-tropical Australia, and many other countries in South and Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. source


  1. Cool blog , I'll add to my favorites. I have 2 Egyptian Toads, a Bearded Dragon and a Corn Snake.

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  2. Hey man, thanks for stopping by - will be adding some pics of 'frilled necked dragons' soon along with some other dragons found here ...

    had a laugh at smokinggun - excellent. Stay chilly mate.


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