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South Asian Giant House Gecko Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gekko gecko
Family : Gekkonidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mixed evergreen forest and hill areas.
Description : This species can grow up to 30 cm in length, making it one of the largest species of geckos.

The South Asian Giant House Gecko has a slender body and a large head. It has a grayish-brown or olive-green coloration with dark bands or spots on its body.

The toes of this species have adhesive pads that help it climb smooth surfaces.

The South Asian Giant House Gecko is found in a wide range of habitats, including forests, urban areas, and agricultural land.

This species is nocturnal and arboreal, meaning it is active at night and spends most of its time in trees and on buildings.

The South Asian Giant House Gecko is a carnivore and feeds on insects and other small animals.

Females lay eggs, typically in pairs, in crevices and other sheltered locations.

The South Asian Giant House Gecko is listed as a species of "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which means that it is not currently at risk of extinction. In fact, this species is widely distributed and even considered an invasive species in some areas.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh). photo credit:Reptiles Plus(www.inaturalist.org/people/Reptiles Plus), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.