Hemidactylus frenatus is a small, nocturnal gecko with a flattened body and a tail that is almost as long as its body. It has a grayish-brown coloration with darker spots and stripes. It is found in tropical and subtropical regions, living in trees, walls, and other structures. Its lifespan is typically 3-5 years and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Hemidactylus frenatus is a species of gecko native to the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly known as the common house gecko, and its scientific name is derived from the Greek words hemi (meaning "half") and dactylos (meaning "finger"), referring to the gecko's half-webbed toes. The species name frenatus is derived from the Latin word frenum, meaning "bridle," which is likely a reference to the gecko's slender body.
Related Species: Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Hemidactylus turcicus, Hemidactylus mabouia