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Anyone know the name of a Cairns QLD area wild gecko?
I have a little wild baby gecko running about on me with a continual yellow dot central to the spine marking. I can't see it at the moment, it's on my back. And staying there, it seems. Enjoying hiding under my clothing! lol Sorry I can't describe it anymore.
Last edited by twopaw; 20-Mar-11 at 11:29 PM.
My guess would be Asian House Gecko
- 20-Mar-11, 11:32 PM #3
What colour is the rest of its body?Keeper and breeder of various geckos, small dragons, Broad-banded Sand Swimmers, RHD Womas, Jungles and Colubrids
- 20-Mar-11, 11:33 PM #4
lol i wish that a random gecko would start running all over me, you know what it looks like, you tell us if it is a Asian house gecko
Google Image Result for http://www.reptilesdownunder.com/arod/pictures/squamata/gekkonidae/hemidactylus/H_frenatus_thumb.jpg
asian house gecko - Google Searchhave you ever got an adrenaline surge from holding a cat or dog?....now have you ever gotten an adrenaline rush from holding a snake? | to be scared BY something and to be scared OF something are two completely different things
although now i look at it as it becomes star of the show on the desktop and laptop, the yellow area is more like pieces of a interlocking puzzle and not at all circular. and with slight black marking under the face in a line for a little part of the body.
Last edited by twopaw; 21-Mar-11 at 01:14 AM.
- 21-Mar-11, 12:35 AM #6
and its a bit odd that they mate this late in the season......are you sure they were mating?
Google Image Result for http://www.natureswindow.dk/HBR/hbrIMG_6931r.jpg <- thats what them mating looks like, most lizards look like that when mating, they dont just mount each other like a dog or cow for examplehave you ever got an adrenaline surge from holding a cat or dog?....now have you ever gotten an adrenaline rush from holding a snake? | to be scared BY something and to be scared OF something are two completely different things
The easiest way to identify a Asian House Gecko is by the tail. They have a series of small spines or tubercules along back and edges of tail (in its original state).
Their colouring can change quite often so hard to use this as a distinguishing feature.
- 21-Mar-11, 12:55 AM #8
Sure looks like they mount each other to me lol
AHG are prolific breeders so a mating at this time of year is quite possible.
If you are seeing a number of them regulary then they would be AHG's as no other geckos really inhabitant houses in such numbers, also their colour and pattern very quite a bit from day to night so to the untrained eye they can look like 2 different species
Just a thought but i doubt it, maybe it was a O.monillis
Wait nevermind I just realised that they arent found much further north than Townsville
Last edited by GeckoJosh; 21-Mar-11 at 01:03 AM.Keeper and breeder of various geckos, small dragons, Broad-banded Sand Swimmers, RHD Womas, Jungles and Colubrids
Last edited by twopaw; 21-Mar-11 at 01:22 AM.
- 22-Mar-11, 07:45 AM #10
the shape of the pupil and the claws are both more reliable than the tail spines/tubercules
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