geckos found around my backyard, Id Please

geckos found around my backyard, Id Please

Postby Joh » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi there,

I found these geckos around my backyard, and I was hoping that someone could ID them.

I live in Richards Bay, KZN.

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Specimen 1
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Specimen 2, lost its tail before
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Specimen 3

Sorry about the poor image quality.

Can someone please id them, and thank you,
Joh
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Re: geckos found around my backyard, Id Please

Postby sillybilly » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:41 pm

I would say tropical house gecko.
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Postby Fooble » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:59 pm

Those are Hemidactyus mabouria - tropical house Gecko.
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Postby Joh » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Thank You Very Much.
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Postby Chris3004 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:28 am

Hi,

Are there any observations/information how far south it spread by now?

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Postby Jamster » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:29 pm

If youre talking about tropical house geckos...we get them here in PE.
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Postby Serpent » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:35 pm

Am I correct in saying that they are invasive, or is that just an old wives tail?
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Postby Fooble » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:40 pm

Serpent wrote:Am I correct in saying that they are invasive, or is that just an old wives tail?

Technically speaking the species occurred in the Far Eastern regions of Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN was bottom of it's range in Southern Africa) naturally but due to allot of man intervention ( as with the Cape Dwarf Gecko - Lygodactylus capensis) it's range has been dramatically extended and now is found in many provinces where it was never naturally found.

They are prolific and have been recorded in other parts of the world including parts of the US.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:59 pm

I am not sure invasive is the correct term. They have been distributed throughout SA and why do we say this is unnatural. I have them in my garden and they dont compete with the Dwarf geckos or the skinks so why should they not stay?
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Postby ISZY » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:25 pm

I agree with Bushviper. As they are not nuisance and they get rid of mosquitos plus they pretty and cute.
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