THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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ASIAN HOUSE GECKO
Hemidactylus frenatus
also called:-
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


Asian house gecko - Hemidactylus frenatus
The photo above was taken at Worongary 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 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!

LINKS OF INTEREST

The Reptile Database - Hemidactylus frenatus

Atlas of Living Australia - Hemidactylus frenatus

AROD - Asian house gecko

Click here for more information about Australian Geckos

Click here for a complete list of Australian Geckos



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