If you live in a warm and humid region, you might have seen a small, pale lizard crawling on your walls or ceilings at night. This is the Mediterranean house gecko, a nocturnal and insectivorous reptile that has adapted to live in urban and suburban areas. It is native to the Mediterranean region but has been introduced to many other parts of the world, where it often competes with native geckos.
The Mediterranean house gecko has large eyes that help it see in the dark, sticky toe pads that allow it to climb on smooth surfaces and a tail that can detach and regenerate if grabbed by a predator. It can also vocalize, making chirping or clicking sounds to communicate with other geckos or to warn off intruders.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No