Hemidactylus turicus

Mediterranean Gecko


MEDITERRANEAN GECKO Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758) 

STATUS:  Common

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant

HABITAT:  residential areas of all habitats

COMMENTS:  This species was introduced many years ago from the Mediterranean region, and has colonized most cities in Texas.  Farther collecting would undoubtedly show that this gecko is found throughout the Metroplex.