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Tropical House Gecko

Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau De Jonnès 1818)

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Hemidactylus mabouia (Tropical House Gecko) is a species of Squamata in the family geckos. It is native to South Africa, Senegal, Swaziland, Benin, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe Exclusive Economic Zone, Tanzania, Zambia, Guinea, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, the Central African Republic, and Mozambique. It is an ambush predator. Individuals can grow to 14.87 g. Tropical House Gecko has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and dioecious. Tropical House Gecko relies on running to move around.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/ambush
  • Definition: organisms that capture or trap prey by stealth or by strategy (typically not conscious strategy), rather than by speed or by strength.
  • Comment: synonym: sit-and-wait predator
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Tropical house gecko. View this species on GBIF