Daily Decay (9th March 2018)

Daily Decay (9th March 2018): Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) @ Bukit Batok

This hatchling Spiny-tailed House Gecko was probably squashed by a pedestrian, bicycle, or electric scooter while it was on the pavement.

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)
Tampines, 23rd October 2016

This Four-clawed Gecko apparently drowned after it fell into a tall glass jar that I’m using as an aquarium.

Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus)
Ranger Station, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, 14th April 2015

This Spotted House Gecko seems to have died while in the midst of shedding its skin.

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata) being scavenged by Longhorn Crazy Ants (Paratrechina longicornis)
Tampines, 30th December 2014

Spotted House Gecko

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Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus)
Greenridge Crescent, 4th July 2012

This photo of a dead Spotted House Gecko was taken by Amanda Tan.

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Gecko (F. Gekkonidae)
Tampines, 4th August 2009

I discovered this gecko carcass in my bathroom. I’m not sure what happened to it.

It most probably belonged to one of the following species, which are commonly found in urban Singapore:

Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

Flat-tailed Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)

Gecko (F. Gekkonidae) being scavenged by Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)
Pulau Semakau, 16th December 2008

The gecko could have belonged to either one of the following species, which have been recorded from Pulau Semakau:

Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus)

There are several other species of gecko which might occur on the island as well, but which have yet to be conclusively documented:

Flat-tailed Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)

Maritime Gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris)

I’m reminded of this video clip: