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Asian House Gecko , Common House Gecko
Hemidactylus frenatus
Family :"Geckos"
Description :Introduced. Body 6cm. Long tail. Creamy white to grey with light flecks and dark mottling, which fades to white once indoors. Arboreal, active day and night, loud 'chuck-chuck' call. Feeds at night on insects attracted to house lights. Lays two eggs.
Typical Habitat :Confined to urban areas.
Distribution :Coastal towns and cities, Darwin to Brisbane.
Introduced :Yes
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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