These are the 4 common species of House Lizards or Geckos (or “Cicak”) in Singapore:
- Four-Clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)
- Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
- Flat-Tailed Gecko (Cosymbotus platyurus)
- Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus)
These Geckos typically have greyish tan soft delicate skin, and range from 10 to 25 cm in length. They do not pose a health threat but their presence causes fear. In contrast, outdoors Monitor Lizards (Family Varanidae) may grow to over 2 m in length, and their long muscular tail can injure people and pets, making them dangerous.