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Hemidactylus turcicus
(Mediterranean House Gecko)

Species Information
Scientific NameHemidactylus turcicus
Common NameMediterranean House Gecko
CITES StatusNot CITES Protected
Life Spanunknown
Periodunknown
Dietunknown
Lengthunknown
Weightunknown
Terrestrialunknown
DistrobutionPortugal, Spain, France, Italy (incl. Lampedusa island, Elba), Albania, Greece, (incl. Kalymnos, Paros, Antiparos, Despotiko, Lesbos, Chios, Limnos, Samos, Samothraki, Milos, Tinos), Malta
Yugoslavia: costal Croatia (except W Istria), Montenegro, Adriatic islands, Turkey
N Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel
N Yemen (Socotra Archipelago), Somalia, Eritrea, Kenya,
S Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, India,
Balearic Islands (Island Addaya Grande), Mediterranean Sea, Canary Islands (introduced to Gran Canaria and Tenerife),
Red Sea
Panama, Puerto Rico, Belize ? (P. Stafford, pers. comm.)
Mexico (Baja California [HR 31: 254], Chihuahua [HR 32: 276], Durango [HR 32: 276], Nuevo Leon, Yucatan; introduced)
Cuba (introduced)
Introduced to S USA (Louisiana, Alabama, Texas [HR 32: 57], Arizona, Florida (BARBOUR 1936), Arkansas [HR 30: 110; 21: 22], Mississippi [KEISER 1984], South Carolina [HR 31: 53], Georgia [HR 14: 27-28], Oklahoma, Virginia, Maryland, California [CROTHER 2000], Nevada [HR 24: 154], New Mexico [HR 23: 62])
Terra typica: "Oriente" [= Asian Turkey fide KHAN 2005]
NotesNone
Sub-SpeciesHemidactylus turcicus turcicus
Hemidactylus turcicus parkeri
Hemidactylus turcicus spinalis
Hemidactylus turcicus lavadeserticus
Quick Care Information
Humidityunknown Daytime Tempunknown
Nighttime Tempunknown Basking Tempunknown
Groups OKunknown Territorial Malesunknown
Difficultyunknown Temp-Sexedunknown
Incubation Tempunknown Incubation Timeunknown
Foodunknown
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References

Mar 2006 - The EMBL Reptile Database
Mar 2006 - Lacerta turcica LINNAEUS 1758: 202
Mar 2006 - Lacerta turcica LINNAEUS 1766 (fide SCHLEICH et al.)
Mar 2006 - Gecus cyanodactylus RAFINESQUE-SCHMALTZ 1810: 9
Mar 2006 - Gecko meridionalis RISSO 1826: 87
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus granosus HEYDEN 1827: 17
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus robustus HEYDEN 1827
Mar 2006 - Gecko verruculatus CUVIER 1829: 54
Mar 2006 - Gecko verrucosus GRAY 1831: 50 (in error)
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus verruculatus - DUMRIL & BIBRON 1836: 359
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus karachiensis MURRAY 1884
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - BTTGER 1885
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - BOULENGER 1885: 126
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus exsul BARBOUR & COLE 1906: 148
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus parkeri LOVERIDGE 1936
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - STEBBINS 1985: 113
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus robustus - LANZA 1990
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 417
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - KLUGE 1993
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - ENGELMANN et al 1993
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - SCHLEICH, KSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 236
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - KHLER 2000: 48
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus parkeri LOVERIDGE 1936
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus parkeri LOVERIDGE 1936: 59
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus puccionii - LOVERIDGE 1947 (part.)
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus parkeri - ARNOLD 1980: 289
Mar 2006 - Hemidactylus turcicus - ARNOLD 1986: 419 (part.)


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