Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda
I was not able to locate any on Kauai, likely due to the clouds and rain the whole time we were there, but they started to be very easily found around Oahu.
|This fella was the pet at my dive shop, Hawaii Island Divers, which I can recommend highly!|
There are also a few small populations of the Orange-spotted Day Gecko Phelsuma guimbeaui. I was mostly unsuccessful on a few outings looking for these, but managed to see a couple with a helpful tip. I was never able to bring one to hand (or any of the day geckos for that matter), and was unable to get them in a more "natural" setting.
To finish up the day geckos, the Madagascar Giant Day Gecko Phelsuma magagascariensis is a relatively new arrival thought to be from the illegal pet trade. They can be found in a few small locations on Oaho and there are some "attempts" at management. Due to their much larger size, there is concern they will be able to do much more damage than their smaller counterparts.
I spent about 15 minutes looking for them and found one easily on a crappy day in a front yard.
I managed to flip a Stump-toed Gecko Gehyra mutilata as well. I thought these would be more common, but I only found one.
There are a few of the more common invasive geckos of the world as well running around the islands. I believe this is a Mourning Gecko from our hotel on Kauai.
And another from a friend's home on Oahu.
I am not sure if this is another mourning or one of the other nocturnal species - house gecko or indo-pacific gecko.
I never really looked for the Tokay geckos unfortunately.
While the day geckos were ubiquitous, they were a please to see and photograph.