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 Post subject: Identification help needed: Gecko
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:59 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification help needed: Gecko
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:01 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification help needed: Gecko
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:16 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification help needed: Gecko
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:41 am 
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Pleasure!

Only read through my reply now. My spelling sucks at night!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Moreau's tropical house gecko
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:53 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: ID help needed for lizard
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:59 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Gecko: Moreau's Tropical House
Unread postPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Hi,

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

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 Post subject: Re: Gecko I.D
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Hi Samantha

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

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 Post subject: Gecko I.D
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Hi,

Could somebody please help me identify this gecko?

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 Post subject: Re: Gecko I.D
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That is Hemidactylus mabouia - tropical House Gecko.


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

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 Post subject: Re: Gecko I.D
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Agree with the above ID

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Lizard
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Hello,

can someone help me and identify this gecko?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Lizard
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Hi Ludwig.
It is a Tropical Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia mabouia

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