Tropical House Gecko

Hemidactylus mabouia
(MOREAU DE JONNÈS, 1818)
Madre Selva Field Station, Depto. Loreto, Peru. January 10, 2011.

Observed on one of the buildings at the Madre Selva field station. Originally from Africa, this introduced species is widespread in Peru and elsewhere in South America.  The field stations are some 2000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean; Hemidactylus mabouia likely reached the interior of Amazonia by hitching rides on river vessels.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Peru 2014 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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