Species of Thailand
Spotted house gecko
Hemidactylus parvimaculatus, Paulus Edward Pieris Deraniyagala, 1953
Hemidactylus parvimaculatus, also known as the spotted house gecko or the Sri Lankan house gecko, is a species of gecko from South Asia and Indian Ocean.
Hemidactylus parvimaculatus can grow to 13 cm in length. The body has many tubercles and the tail has rings of small spines. Coloration is light grey to tan; there are dark blotches that form three rows along the back. The belly is pinkish-cream.
This gecko is found in Sri Lanka, southern India, Reunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues, Moheli (Comoro Islands), Maldives, and Mascarene Islands. There are also introduced populations in Bangkok, Thailand, and in the southern United States.
In Sri Lanka, Hemidactylus parvimaculatus has been recorded to prey upon Ramanella variegata frogs and insects. It can also be cannibalistic.
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This species is not endemic to Thailand, the current population in Bangkok is introduced and appears to be thriving. (according Jonathan Hakim)
- Hemidactylus parvimaculatus
- Hemidactylus parvimaculatus, – Bauer et al. (2010)
- Hemidactylus brookii parvimaculatus, Deraniyagala (1953)
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