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    Hi,
    I found this gecko on my bathroom door this morning, I'm curious to know what species he/she is 
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    Maybe a house gecko?
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    Where do you live? Your location may help with an ID on the gecko.
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    Thanks guys! I live in Wallsend, Newcastle, NSW

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    Well, Australia is a bit away from the usual distribution area of Phelsuma day geckos....
    Do you have any better pics? Hopefully close-ups.
    As far as I know foreign reptiles are off-limits for keepers down under.
    If it's actually what it looks like, it either escaped an illegal terrarium or it's a new neozoon... (and they are capable of doing that, not only P.laticauda on Hawaii does prove that)

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    without a more clear picture and an idea of scale it's pretty impossible to guess.
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    You're absolutely right.
    What I thougth to be a green gecko turned out more greyish after zooming to the max.

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    It's either an Asian house gecko or a delta house gecko, if you look at it's tail and find little spikes running down it, it is an Asian house gecko but if you don't it's a delta house gecko. If it is a delta house gecko you should immediately release it as these are native geckos and are quite rare because of competition with the Asian house gecko. If it is an Asian house gecko you have caught an introduced species that are competing for food with our native geckos (as I mentioned before) so you shouldn't release it, so if it is an Asian house gecko you have just snagged yourself a free pet lizard!
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    so house geckos ARE a thing! i got a couple from a teacher i had when i was little and for years i thought i mustve had the wrong name for them because i couldnt find any info on them and never saw them in pet stores!

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    Yeah house geckos are an extremely successful invasives, they're found in lots of places out side of their normal distribution and seem to flourish especially in Urban areas.

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