Field Guide to Maryland's Lizards (Order Squamata)
Mediterranean Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
Mediterranean Gecko photo by Jim Brighton
- Has sticky toepads, vertical pupils, and large eyes
- Light brown or grayish above, often has darkish spots. Some individuals appear translucent while others are dark in appearance
Found in and around human dwellings.
How to Find:
Often seen around human dwellings near outdoor light fixtures.
Distribution in Maryland:
Introduced. Specimens have been documented in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Dorchester Counties.
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