Scientific Name: Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean House Geckos) & Hemidactylus frenatus (Common House Geckos)
Size: 3–6 in (7.62 - 15.24cm)
Often seen around homes or other buildings.
House Geckos are a nonnative species that have established populations in few Southeastern Pennsylvania counties. This species has been documented as thriving and breeding in a few residential areas. This species is found around homes and other buildings where it uses them as shelter to survive the winter.
- The body is light gray with darker mottling.
- Warty/rough skin (Hemidactylus turcicus)
- Sticky toe pads
- Vertical pupils
- Large eyes that lack eyelids
May be Confused With:
- Doug Warner
Please contribute your observation of this and other herps to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey. Your help is needed.