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Hemiphyllodactylus typus typus

Basic information
Scientific name Hemiphyllodactylus typus typus

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Common names tree gecko
Higher taxon Gekkonidae, Sauria (Lacertilia), Squamata, Reptilia
Natural range Natural geographic range is unclear. Taiwan (including Lanyu), India, Sri Lanka, Nikobar Islands, Indochina Peninsula, Sunda Archipelago, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, etc.
Habitat Under barks in open forest.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Sakishima Islands (Miyakojima, Taramajima, Ishigakijima, Kohamajima, Iriomotejima, and Haterumajima Is.) Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first records in Japan was in 1989 at Iriomotejima Island.
Route Accidental introduction (with building material, with garden tree).
Impact Unknown impact.
Affected organism: Reptiles/amphibians, insects.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries At least the Pacific islands populations may be non-native.
Reference Notes
  • Maenosono & Toda (2007) Distribution of amphibians and terrestrial reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago: A review of published records. Akamata. 18, 28-46 (in Jpn)
  • Ota et al. (2004) Feral population of amphibians and reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Global Environmental Research. 8(2):133-143
  • Ota et al. (2004) Additional information on the introduced reptiles of Haterumajima Island of the Yaeyama Group, Ryukyu Archipelago, with comments on the past records of reptiles from this island. Bull Herpetolo Soc Jpn. 2004(2), 128-137 (in Jpn)
  • Sengoku et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 5 Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Uetz et al. (1995-2009) TIGR Reptile Database.
  • etc.