Moorish wall gecko



The moorish wall gecko measures between 10 and 16 centimetres long. It has a skin that has scattered prominent protrusions giving a stocky and rough appearance. Thanks to its toes with adherent bristle-like structures it can move easily in stony areas, that they particularly like (walls, cliff, rocks). It feeds on arthropods (spiders, butterflies, millipedes, etc.), in particular at dusk.

Scientific name

Tarentola mauritanica

Where can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Rocky habitats, Coastal habitats

Did you know?

When hunting, the moorish wall gecko remains silently hidden and waits for its prey to be within its reach.

Conservation stake


How can I help to protect it?

  • I keep to the trails
  • I do not disturb it