AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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ASIAN HOUSE GECKO
Chichak, Common House Gecko, South Asian House Gecko, Bridled House Gecko
Note that the Flat Tailed Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus looks similar to this species and is also often called the Asian House Gecko, however in Australia that species is only found on on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
INVASIVE SPECIES - NOT NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA
Native to South East Asia
but has spread to many parts of the world
In Australia it occurs mainly in populated areas over the northern half of Australia as well as Perth, Sydney and possibly Melbourne
The photo above was taken on the Gold Coast Qld
The photo above was taken at Worongary on the Gold Coast Qld
The two photos above were taken in Springfield Lakes (South-east Queensland)
Like many other species of geckos this species can change its colour/pattern and often looks patternless at night
Normally found in and around houses and other buildings.
Extremely common in many tropical areas of Australia where it often lives alongside native "House" Geckos such as the Dubious Gecko Gehyra dubia and the Northern House Dtella Gehyra australis
It is also very common in many tropical areas overseas, where it often lives alongside other exotic "house geckos" such as the Skin-shedding Gecko Gehyra mutilata and the Flat-Tailed House Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus
Note the small spines on the tail which do not occur on
the native Australian "House" geckos.
However if an Asian house gecko has a regrown tail it will have none of the small spines!
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Updated June 29, 2018