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MEDITERRANEAN GECKO
Hemidactylus turcicus

Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus Hemidactylus turcicus from Dallas Co.,Tx. Photo by Ben Stupavsky Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus Hemidactylusturcicus from Dallas Co.,Tx. Photo by Ben Stupavsky

Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus Hemidactylus   turcicus    from    Imperial    County,    California
                                                            Photo by Nathan Hutcherson
Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus  Hemidactylus   turcicus    from    Imperial    County,    California
                                                             Photo by Nathan Hutcherson


Distribution:  In the 1950s this introduced nocturnal species was known in the U.S. only from populations in Brownsville, Tx., New Orleans, La., Key West, Fl., and Miami, Fl. Today this lizard has been reported from more than 20 states and there are established breeding populations located in numerous urban areas in all six of the southwestern states that make up our region.

Legal Status:  Hemidactylus turcicus has no protected status in our region.

Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus  Hemidactylus   turcicus    from    Imperial    County,    California
                                                             Photo by Nathan Hutcherson

Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus Hemidactylus turcicus from Harris Co.,Tx. Photo byMatt Hollanders





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