Lizards in Hawaii

There are no native species of lizards currently living in Hawaii, with the last surviving indigenous lizard species – the Hawaiian skink – being declared extinct in 2013.

However, several anoles, chameleons, geckoes, and other skink species have traveled to Hawaii over the years. These invasive species have been able to adapt effectively to the tropical climate. However, the full extent of their “colonization” remains unknown.

Lizards in Hawaii

Lizards of Hawaii




  • Common House Gecko
  • Gold Dust Day Gecko
  • Indo-Pacific Gecko
  • Indo-Pacific Tree Gecko
  • Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
  • Mourning Gecko
  • Orange Spotted Day Gecko
  • Stump-toed Gecko
  • Tokay Gecko

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