Hemidactylus platyurus

Common name: the Flat-tailed House Gecko

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: India, Bangladesh, Nicobar Islands, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Timor-Leste

Introduced to: USA

Size: up to 140 mm

Description: upperside varies from grey to dark brown often with a pattern of dark stripes with light spots along the back, underside varies from grey to yellow. Tale flat with sharp denticulated lateral edge

Habitat: forests and human buildings

Activity: nocturnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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