Geckos in florida? Some are listed below :-
1. Reef Gecko
The reef gecko (Sphraerodactylus Notatus), sometimes known as the Florida rock gecko, is a small lizard found throughout much of North America, mainly along coastal areas. The species name “notatus” refers to the fact that it looks like a speckled snake, hence the common name “snakehead”.
This is the only native geckos to Florida. They grow to about 5 inches long, including the tail, and weigh less than one ounce. Their tails are usually longer than their bodies. Males tend to be larger than females, although there is overlap.
They live primarily on land, but some species are semi-aquatic and spend part of their lives in water. Most of them feed on insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, snails, slugs, worms, frogs, lizards, snakes, birds’ eggs, berries, fruits, seeds, nuts, roots, fungi, and even small mammals such as mice, rats, squirrels, rabbits, and opossums.
They are active during daylight hours except during cold weather. During summer months, they are most likely to be seen basking on rocks, logs, stumps, fallen trees, and fence posts. In winter, they hibernate under loose bark or inside hollow logs.
2. Ocellated Gecko
Ocellated geckos are one of the smallest lizards found in North America. These little guys are usually brownish in color, though there are variations in the shades of gray and reddish tones. Their bodies range from about half an inch to over an inch long. They have a distinctive black stripe running down the center of their backs. Some individuals also have a dark spot near their eyes.
The ocellated gecko is native to Mexico and Central America. However, it has been introduced to many areas throughout the United States and Canada. There are several different species of ocellated geckos found in the wild. One of those species is the ocellated gecko, which is known to live in forests, woodlands, and even urban environments.
3. White-spotted Wall Gecko
The white-spotted wall gecko is a fairly common lizard found throughout Florida and parts of Texas. They prefer warm areas such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces where they hide during cold weather.
They are nocturnal and feed mainly on insects like crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, spiders, and beetles.
4. Flat-tailed House Gecko
The flat-tailed house gecko (Hemidactys platyurus), also known as the fat-tailed house lizard, is a species of lizard found throughout much of Asia and Africa. This little guy is about 3 inches long with a total body length of about 6 centimeters. He has a short tail, a rounded head, and large ears. His belly is white while his back is brownish gray. There are many different colors variations within this species. Some have black stripes running down their backs, others have black spots on their sides, and still others have no markings whatsoever.
5. Ashy Gecko
The Ashy gecko (also known as Sphaerodactylidae) is a genus of small lizards native to tropical regions of Central and South America. There are about 30 species within the genus, including the Cuban dwarf gecko. This particular species is very common throughout much of the southeastern United States, where it is found in both urban and rural areas.
This little guy is one of my favorite reptiles because of how cute he looks. I think he looks like a character out of Dr. Seuss. He even has a name that sounds like something you’d find in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
6. Tokay Gecko
Tokay geckos come from India and Southeast Asia, where they live in tropical forests. Introduced into Florida, they are now common throughout the state.
They are native to rainforests, living in trees and rock crevices, adapting to rural human environments. Females are duller than males. They are large and can reach 12 inches (30 cm) including their tail. They are the third largest lizard species in the world. Their bodies are flat and covered with soft skin that is grayish brown with reddish spots.
7. Mediterranean House Gecko
The Mediterranean house gecko (also known as the Turkish house gecko) is one of many species of lizards found throughout the Middle East. Listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List, it is listed under Appendix II of CITES, meaning trade within the range of the species is allowed, while export and import outside of the range is prohibited.
8. Tropical House Gecko
The tropical house gecko (also known as the Brazilian gecko) is one of the most common species of lizard found throughout South America. These lizards can reach up to 5 inches (13 cm) long, making them among the largest reptiles in the world. They have been described as having a “furry appearance,” because of their thick skin, which gives them a very soft feel. This makes it easy for people to handle without getting hurt.
These lizards eat insects and spiders, although some have been observed eating fruit and even eggs. They are active during the day, sleeping during the night. During the day, they bask in the sun to warm themselves up. At night, however, they go into hiding, often under rocks or logs.