Mediterranean Gecko -Hemidactylus turcicus

Mediterranean Gecko

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies:No subspecies recognized.


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Species Range:

Louisiana Range: Known primarily from urban and suburban areas throughout Louisiana.


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Global Conservation Status: Mediterranean Geckos are listed as Least Concern by theIUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status: None

Louisiana Conservation Status: Exotic Mediterranean Geckos do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: This species is commonly observed in most populated places in Louisiana, and I have found them on every house I have lived in St. Bernard, Tangipahoa and Lafayette Parishes.

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