Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Japanese Gecko (Gekko japonicus)

Adult Japanese Gecko (Gekko japonicus) at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan - July 2013

OTHER NAMES: Schlegel's Japanese Gecko
Local Name (Japan): Nihon-Yamori (本ーヤモリ) - "Japan Gecko"
Weight: 3.5g
Length: 10-14cm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

The Japanese Gecko is as the name suggests the common Gecko of the Japanese mainland.  For a fairly common species, I can find very little English language information on them online, so I'm afraid I cannot give much information on them.  This particular one I found crawling around a railway overpass.  It is part of a wider group of similar geckos found in Asia that seems to still be under consideration for how many species are within the complex.

Related Species:
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Gekko
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

Further Notes:  RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, ArkiveIUCN Red List .

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