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New gecko not sure what it is, HELP please!

Discussion in 'Geckos - Other' started by Amber, Oct 30, 2004.

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  1. Ssativa

    Ssativa Subscribed User Premium Member

  2. Amber

    Amber Elite Member

    Wow, yeah, he does look a lot like them, but I think his colour is a bit darker, and hes getting rounder :p
  3. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Mediterranean geckos (Hemidactylus turcicus) are one of many species of house geckos (Genus: Hemidactylus). House geckos are pretty similar to wall geckos and are both known for hanging aroung houses. However, that ain't no mediterranean. They're really common in pet stores, and right here in TX (though their non-native). Here's a pic of one that I've caught here.

    Here's a link to some pics of more mediterraneans I've caught here on base:

    Like many geckos, they tend to change lighter or darker depending on whether its dark or light out.
  4. Vittatus

    Vittatus New Member

  5. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Wow. That's a tough one. If you ask me though, I think he looks more like a G. grossmani, but its still hard to say. It has a good resemblance to other Gekko species too, besides the 2 you mentioned. If he's a male, count the pre-anal and femoral pores. G. grossmani would only have about 10 or 12, but G. monarchus will have closer to 30.
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