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Identification help needed: Gecko

Unread postby jonathan.vdw » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:59 pm

Hi all! I have a few geckos running around my house and I would be greatful if someone could help me to identify what species they are...

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I caught this one, one night and after his little photoshoot he wouldn't get off my hand!! I think he must've liked my bodyheat. Anyways, any info would be much appreciated.

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Re: Identification help needed: Gecko

Unread postby BushSnake » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:01 pm

That's a Moreau's Tropical House geckos or normally just known as tropical house geckos (Hemidactylus maboeia) and they can be common in most part of SA. especially in the eastern areas such as KZN but even in Pretoria, PE, etc. During the day they lose their transparent colours and become better camouflaged.

In future, just add a location otherwise it is quite hard to identify some reptiles / cother creatures. In this case, it doesn't make a difference though!
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Re: Identification help needed: Gecko

Unread postby jonathan.vdw » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:16 am

Thanks alot BushSnake! I live in Potchefstroom in the Northwest Province. I must say, these are hardy little lizzards. I love hving them around. I'm even considering starting a colony of fruit flies in a glass jar with over ripe fruit to feed them at night.

Thanks again for the reply!

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Re: Identification help needed: Gecko

Unread postby BushSnake » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:41 am

Pleasure!

Only read through my reply now. My spelling sucks at night!! :shock:
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Moreau's tropical house gecko

Unread postby darth bangkok » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:53 am

Howzit,

I have some lizard photos from my trip to KNP that I am hoping for some help in identifying.

These, I can really figure out. They were all rather small, except for the last one which you might be able to tell the size from the window next to it.

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Re: ID help needed for lizard

Unread postby SAHGCA-UCT » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:59 pm

Moreau's tropical house gecko: hemidactylus mabouia - this is hard but it has claws which counts out similarly coloured flat geckos.

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Gecko: Moreau's Tropical House

Unread postby Mant » Wed May 12, 2010 1:23 pm

Hi,

Could anybody help me identify this gecko I found at Tamboti?

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Re: Gecko I.D

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:09 am

Hi Samantha

Although the flash has eradicated some detail, it certainly looks like Moreau's Tropical House Gecko.
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Gecko I.D

Unread postby Mant » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:12 pm

Hi,

Could somebody please help me identify this gecko?

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Re: Gecko I.D

Unread postby fooble » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:28 pm

That is Hemidactylus mabouia - tropical House Gecko.

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Re: Gecko I.D

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:13 pm

Moreau's House Gecko to be precise :D
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Re: Gecko I.D

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:15 pm

Agree with the above ID
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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread postby Ludwig » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hello,

can someone help me and identify this gecko?

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Re: Identification help: Lizard

Unread postby Roan » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:27 pm

Hi Ludwig.
It is a Tropical Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia mabouia
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