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Gecko: Moreau's Tropical House

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jonathan.vdw
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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.

Greetings,

Jonathan

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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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Moreau's tropical house gecko

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

I have some lizard photos from my trip to KNP.

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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Gecko: Moreau's Tropical House

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

Found at Tamboti?

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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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Thanks,

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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: Identification help: Lizard

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

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