The Common House Gecko, also called the Spiny-tailed Gecko, is native to Southeast
Asia but has been introduced to tropical regions around the world.
It is often welcomed in and around houses as it eats a
variety of insects and spiders. Like other geckos, it is
harmless to humans.
The two photos immediately above were taken in the geckos'
native Singapore (by Elizabeth Barrett); those
further above on this page were taken in Costa Rica (by