Hemidactylus leschenaulti These are from India, Sri Lanka, Oman, and Pakistan. They occur in dry forests, rocky out crops, and in homes. The babies and juveniles have a more cryptic look to match tree bark hence the smaller picture on the right.
Gekko gecko Tokay gecko A really underrated species due to the large volume of imports. One of the most colorful of the large geckos I can think of. Large males can attain a total length of up to 12- 14''. They have a loud call that sounds like Tooo-kay. Both parents are territorial and protective of their young. Inhabitants of rainforests and homes. From an huge geographic range of New Guinea up words through out Indonesia, Philippines, parts of mainland South East Asia to North Eastern India. Also foreignly introduced to Hawaii, Martinique, and Southern Florida.
Lepidodactylus lugubris Mourning Gecko There are a little over 25 geckos in this genus. These originate in Tropical South East Asia and have spread to Mexico, Central America, South America, Hawaii, the Galapagos islands and other locations as well. This is a parthenogenic (produces young with out mating with a male) and are prolific.
Hemidactylus species These are awaiting to be assigned a species name. These were surplus from a group imported to Europe for taxonomic identification and then exported to the United States. They appear to be sexually dichromatic as the male is brown and the female is orange.
Agamura persica This species comes from Iran and Pakistan in rocky habitat. Males are smaller and slimmer. They have long spindly legs hence the common name spider gecko. I do utilize 10.0 UVB with these.
Nactus pelagicus These are parthenogenic and wide spread. They occur in Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Tongo, Venuatu and several other islands. Probably extinct on Guam and introduced to Paupa New Guinea. They occur in a range of habitats from dry to wet forests.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus A large and vividly patterned Cyrtodactylus that can attain close to a foot in total length. These do vocalize in the form of an audible chirp. They live in a fairly wide range in South East Asia in cooler tropical higher elevation areas and are avid climbers so height should be considered for a captive environment.
Hemiphyllodactylus typus This is another parthenogenic species. Very long and salamander like in build and agile. It is common in South East Asian and the islands of the Indian Ocean and has spread to other parts of the world such as the Hawaiian and Japanese Islands, It is believed that they originated in the Philippines. They come from semi-tropical to tropical environments and are highly adaptable. These do well is Dart frog tanks and can be kept in groups.
Goniurosaurus hainensis Found in China on the island of Hainan. These are found on and in granite outcrops in both high and low elevations. This species tends to appreciate it a little warmer than most Goniurosaurus with day time temps in the low 80s with night time drops.
Goniurosaurus luii These come from South West China and are found near lime stone caves in rocky areas and leaf litter. These do well in the mid through low 70s with high ambient humidity. They do appreciate at least one hide left dry during sprayings. These are agile climbers and can make a hop to flee capture.
Hemidactylus triedrus These live in open forest in leaf litter and termite mounds in India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The one pictured is aprox three month old. Adults get large impressive heads.
Hemidactylus (Teratolepis) fasciata These are a small attractively patterned gecko from Pakistan. They reach maturity in 8-10 months and can lay anywhere from 10- 20 clutches per season. They need a warm spot of 90-95. Males show no aggression towards other males and these can be kept in any sex ratio. Babies can be fragile and should be started out on paper towels.
Ptychozoon kuhli These come from a wide range in tropical South and South East Asia. They live primarily on trees and use their flat body and webbed feet with their laterally compressed tail to glide from danger with a jump from a tree. These are an extremely underrated species due to large amounts of imports.
Pristrus carteri Scorpion gecko This is an alert diurnal species from Oman. They do communicate by way of tail waiving. These are active baskers and should be provided with 10.0 UVB. This genus comprises of 22 species including both curled tail and flat tailed species.
Goniurosaurus araneus From Vietnam. They inhabit cool and dry rocky habitat. I'm currently raising a group of juvies. When they have the adult coloration I will update the pic.
Goniurosaurus kuriowae These come from three islands in the Ryukyu archipelago in Japan. Found in humid tropical forests in association with limestone near streams, rivers, and caves but sometimes found climbing in shrubs and on trees.
Goniurosaurus orientalis These come from four islands off the coast of Okinawa and are found in rocky habitat near streams in dense forests. Easily one of the most beautiful of this genus.
Cyrtodactylus elok From the Highlands of Western Malaysia found in semi-tropical forests. These do need humidity but seem to appreciate it a little dryer than most other Cyrtodactylus. They are both arboreal and terrestrial and will utilize branches with leaves and curved cork flats on the ground. The genus Cyrtodactylus has more species than any other genus of gecko number over 180 species.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus Commonly called a cat gecko. From Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Sanana, Perak Selanger, Sula, and Sarawak. Most populations are from cooler high elevation tropical forests. Considered to be one of the most primitive geckos. They have no digital lamellae but do have retractable claws and a prehensile tail. Depending on local the eyes can be black, silver, or green. Wild caught specimens are fairly sensitive and shy. They require lightly reconstituted RO water and caution should be taken to not over supplement which can cause renal failure.
Gekko vittatus From Indonesia, New Guinea, Palau, and the Solomon Islands as well as being feral in Florida. A large vividly patterned gecko that is highly underrated as they are commonly imported. Easy to care for and breed. Their diet should consist of both invertebrates and once a week fruit.