International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Not evaluated.
A widespread species, this gecko’s range extends throughout North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. Populations occur from Morocco east to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, north as far as Iran, and south as far as eastern Ethiopia and northern Somalia. This lizard is a common inhabitant of the arid, rocky environments that are characteristic of its range. It occurs on boulders, rock faces and in caves located among river valleys, hills and mountains up to elevations of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). This species is also sometimes found in buildings. It is often found concentrated near vegetation or sources of water.
Insects and arachnids.