Hemidactylus brookii, commonly known as Brooke’s house gecko, is a widespread species of gecko. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) Hari, some rights reserved. Species: Hemidactylus brookii. English Name: Brook’s Gecko, Brook’s House Gecko. Chinese Name: 密疣蜥虎. Family: Gekkonidae. Description: Medium sized. PDF | We report the first documented record of Brook’s Gecko Hemidactylus brookii brookii (Gekkonidae) in Thailand, based on specimens caught in Ban Pak .

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More images on Google. Pale brownish in colour.

Ventral white or light yellow. With black spots and numerous prominent tubercles on dorsum of body and tail, which gives it a rough warty appearance. Tail covered with rows of spikes.

Digits have divided lamellae. Hides underneath objects or in crevices during the day and emerges at night to forage.


Hemidactylus brookii | The Reptile Database

Is attracted to house-lights. Very quick and agile in movement. Breeding habits probably similar to those of Bowring’s Gecko Hemidactylus bowringii. An introduced species to Hong Kong and China.

Hemidactylus brookii

How or exactly when it was brought into Hong Kong is unclear. First recorded locally in from St.

Louis School in Western District. Currently known from only three localities, where it is well-established.

Reptile of Hong Kong

One is the grounds of St. Beforeopposite this school a large warehouse which stored merchandise imported from outside of Hong Kong. The gecko probably arrived with these goods and established itself in the area. Hemidactylud other site is a few kilometers away in the Sandy Bay area.

Recently, a well-established population has been found in Ngau Chi Wan. Appears to be quite common in nearby Macau, situated about 80 km west of Hong Kong.

Has also been reported brookil Zhejiang Province, China.