Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836

Karin, Benjamin R., Stubbs, Alexander L., Arifin, Umilaela, Bloch, Luke M., Ramadhan, G., Iskandar, Djoko T., Arida, Evy, Reilly, Sean B., Kusnadi, Agus & Mcguire, Jimmy A., 2018, The herpetofauna of the Kei Islands (Maluku, Indonesia): Comprehensive report on new and historical collections, biogeographic patterns, conservation concerns, and an annotated checklist of species from Kei Kecil, Kei Besar, Tam, and Kur, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 66, pp. 704-738: 718

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5363075

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5493164

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scientific name

Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836
status

 

Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836  

Type locality. Java, Indonesia   .

Distribution in the Kei Islands. We collected this species on Kei Kecil and Tam, and the WAM expedition collected it on Kei Besar. We observed this species on Kur, though we did not collect specimens.

Natural history. Hemidactylus frenatus   , a common human commensal, has probably been dispersed by humans to most inhabited islands in Indonesia. It commonly emerges in and around houses at night to feed on small insects attracted to the lighting. They were occasionally found in natural habitat on Kur.

Field identification. A common house gecko most easily identified by possessing unwebbed digits with 7–10 scansors and body and tail lacking distinct lateral fringes compared to Hemidactylus platyurus   . Claws are present on all digits. Pale to dark grey or brown above, sometimes with dark flecks. Whitish below. Tail moderately long, depressed with spines. Males with 20–40 femoral pores, SVL to 60 mm ( Cogger, 2014, p. 368).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Hemidactylus