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Need I'd please !!

Post by Travistodd91 » September 17th, 2015, 8:15 pm

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This isn't a great picture but this gecko was gorgeous this is a baby I caught in Florida definitely a invasive species caught next to an importer and there were the same species atleast 8" long running on the walls beautiful golden color thicker heads than Mediterraneans for sure but if you know what this is or have a guess please let me know

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Re: Need I'd please !!

Post by Travistodd91 » September 17th, 2015, 8:32 pm

It is 100% not a normal house gecko i wish I had a better picture

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » September 17th, 2015, 11:07 pm

Hemidactylus mabouia, I guess?

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Post by mtratcliffe » September 18th, 2015, 1:32 am

I'm not an expert in invasive geckos, but I have lots of H. mabouia at my house and that does not appear to be one. I don't see the backwards chevrons.

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Post by Josh Holbrook » September 18th, 2015, 5:21 am

Tarentola annularis juvenile. They're pretty common around Strictly's.

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Post by BillMcGighan » September 18th, 2015, 6:34 am

Josh, those four to six white dorsal spots over then chest region are a field mark, aren't they?????

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Post by krismunk » September 18th, 2015, 7:23 am

Josh Holbrook wrote:Tarentola annularis juvenile.
Agreed.

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Post by Travistodd91 » September 18th, 2015, 9:32 am

Thank you that's definitely it !! I was just amazed by the bigger ones and apparently there pretty regular geckos but hey I still think there awesome

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Post by Noah M » September 18th, 2015, 12:23 pm

Cool find to me as I've never see one. But I've also never been to Strictly's either.

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Post by Fieldnotes » September 18th, 2015, 12:48 pm

I'm going with Tarentola annularis :thumb:

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » September 18th, 2015, 4:14 pm

Goes to show what I know :oops: ;)

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Post by JakeScott » September 19th, 2015, 5:52 am

They aren't an uncommon sight around Strictly...almost anything can be found around there.

T. annularis are also common in various other places. Here's one from a Lee Co. population. I actually caught a pair and bred them for a bit.

ImageTarentola annularis by Jake Scott, on Flickr

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Post by Travistodd91 » September 27th, 2015, 12:51 am

Your the best that is exactly what I was chasing around the walls there !

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Post by Fieldnotes » September 30th, 2015, 8:14 pm

About Tarentola annularis does anyone know how, it went from being called the White-spotted Wall Gecko to now being labeled the Ringed Wall Gecko? Is there any logic behind the name change? Most people easily recognized the four-white spots on its back, but a ring or rings? Am I missing something or was it just another stupid name change...

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