AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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
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 at Wongary 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 where it often lives alongside native "House" Geckos.
Note the small spines on the tail which do not occur on
the native "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 October 3, 2017