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Rows of prominent pointed keeled scales covering the tail, along with enlarged warty tubercles on the body. A medium- sized gecko, 3 - 4. The tail has dark rings. Hatchlings are about 1. Habitat and Range First reported in Texas in , this species is known only from the Port of Galveston, where it occurs along the commercial shipping docks. The species is native to Egypt south to Sudan and eastern to western India.
Habits The Roughtail Gecko is a nocturnal, wall-climbing species that is at home in and around buildings, where it feeds on insects and other arthropods. Since its arrival in Galveston, it has apparently been able to gradually displace the Mediterranean Gecko, another introduced species, from its dockside habitat.
Similar Species In Texas, the only species with which it could be confused is the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus, also known from the Galveston docks. The Mediterranean Gecko lacks enlarged, keeled scales on the tail, and has broader toepads than the Roughtail Gecko. None have been observed since, and the specimen is considered to have been a stray which did not establish a breeding population. This species profile relies heavily on: Conant et al.