Observations in the Family: Gekkonidae

Common Name: Geckos

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Common Dwarf Gecko (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Marakele NP - WfW Office
Observed: 20th July 2016
Added: 26th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Gecko

Gecko
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Location: Rietvlei, Milnerton
Observed: 26th April 2016
Added: 26th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Dwarf gecko

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Aspidistra nursery, Baden Powell Drive
Observed: 25th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

Sitting on a wooden sign post, and diving into the sourfig when approached.

This species was first observed at this location by the de Villiers in 2004, and must have been introduced some time before this. It is obviously well established, if it is still abundant 12 years later

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Lygodactylus capensis (Cape dwarf gecko)

Lygodactylus capensis (Cape dwarf gecko)
By: Jody BarendsJody Barends’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJody Barends’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Athlone
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Afrogecko porphyreus (Marble leaf-toed gecko)

Afrogecko porphyreus (Marble leaf-toed gecko)
By: Jody BarendsJody Barends’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJody Barends’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Athlone
Observed: 12th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Brown gecko found indoors.

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Gecko

5I6A8056 - Cape Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis) (1)
By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 26th August 2015
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Faked Rigor Mortis instead of fleeing...

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th July 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

when the door over him was opened unexpectedly. Rigor Mortis faded fast and the baby was ready to go again

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Small Gecko cached by Jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 16th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Reddish tail indicates juvenile. At first though that it might still be alive but very dead.

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The resident predator claimed his meal.

 the resident predator claimed his meal.
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 14th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Moth caught by resident predator

Predator leopard crawling
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Gecko

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

10cm

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House Gecko (EL)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: East London - Nahoon
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 8th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Spotted Gecko

SAM_3680 (2) [Ocellated Gecko (Pachydactylus geitjie)]
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Location: De Wetshof Estate, Trail in Progress
Observed: 4th July 2016
Added: 6th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Little gecko found under a rock.

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Gecko

Gecko
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Testing - testing! Camera reserviced and new lens

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gecko

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By: Mark Werschlein
Location: Weenen
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Small gecko i found

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Hemidactylus?

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Location: Thornybush game reserve
Observed: 27th January 2014
Added: 29th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Gekko

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Location: Thornybush game reserve
Observed: 27th January 2014
Added: 28th June 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Gekko

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Location: Karoo National Park rest camp
Observed: 23rd January 2014
Added: 26th June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Gecko

Gecko
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Sneeuberg Hoogvertoon n of Sneeuberg Hut
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 18th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Veld 4 years old. - Under a cairne.

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Tailless Baby less than 30 mm

Tailless Baby less than 30 mm
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 15th June 2016
Added: 16th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Living on the porch

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squashed gecko

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: kleinmond golf course
Observed: 9th June 2016
Added: 12th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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And before you could say "fly away" it was too late

And before you could say "fly away" it was too late
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 4th May 2016
Added: 11th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Hunters at the porch light

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Dwarf Figtree Hunter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 10th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Tiny... approx. 35 mm nose tip to tail tip

Tiny... approx. 35 mm nose tip to tail tip
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 16th May 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Hunters at the porch light

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Goods Gecko

Goods Gecko
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Location: Aggeneys
Observed: 31st January 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Dwarf Gecko making the most of the winter sun

Dwarf Gecko making the most of the winter sun
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles_Magda’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 4th June 2016
Added: 4th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Geitjie

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Location: Waterkloof
Observed: 1st June 2016
Added: 1st June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Gecko eating

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By: Machangulo Beac...
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Machangulo Beach Lodge
Observed: 12th December 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

By Jessica Toms

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Transvaal gecko

P. afinis
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Location: Rosemarry Hill
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 30th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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new kid on the block

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Vanrhynsdorp
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 30th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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