The invasion of the Cape Dwarf Gecko

The invasion of the Cape Dwarf Gecko

The invasion of the Cape Dwarf Gecko - Southern Africa : The Cape Dwarf or Day Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis) has been unintentionally introduced in many areas in South Africa. It occurs naturally in the north east of South Africa, with the southern-most point around Port Shepstone. Interestingly, the introduced

The Cape Dwarf or Day Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis) has been unintentionally introduced in many areas in South Africa. It occurs naturally in the north east of South Africa, with the southern-most point around Port Shepstone. Interestingly, the introduced populations do not appear to enter natural habitat, but are restricted to structures associated with human modification.

Their small size and tendency climb on everything means that they are easily transported around the country. It seems the N2 is a particularly effective route to hitch a ride.

29 May 2016
AlexanderR