Hemidactylus garnotii Indo-Pacific House Gecko
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County, FloridaJanuary 4, 1999
Indo-Pacific House Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii)
This poor lizard was hiding from the elements under a log on a windy and drizzly cold day. If she were a warm and happy gecko, she would probably be much lighter in color. And I can say "she" with confidence, because Indopacific geckos are parthenogenetic -- they're all females, with virgin births galore.
Royal Palm Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, FloridaDecember 19, 2022
Indo-Pacific House Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii) Indo-Pacific House Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii)
I believe the longer, thinner bodies and heads of these geckos mark them as Hemidactylus garnotii rather than Hemidactylus mabouia, despite the latter species being present on these same buildings (in larger numbers).
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