Hemidactuylus frenatus


Note: Introduced species via shipping boats. Found along coastal areas near human developments. Range may be spreading further inland. All records of this species in Costa Rica are post-1990.

Biology: Active during day but more active at night. Feeds on insects, particularly those attracted to electric lights. Very vocal, emitting a series of chirps when grasped by a predator or other gecko.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.


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