THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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
Hemidactylus frenatus


also called:-
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


Asian house gecko - Hemidactylus frenatus
The photo above was taken at Wongary on the Gold Coast Qld


 Hemidactylus frenatus 

Hemidactylus frenatus
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!

LINKS OF INTEREST

The Reptile Database - Hemidactylus frenatus

Atlas of Living Australia - Hemidactylus frenatus

AROD - Asian house gecko

 

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