Taxon distribution as listed in assessment
Within the United Arab Emirates, this species is widespread and exclusively associated with human habitation from sea level to 500 m asl (Gardner 2013, Burriel-Carranza et al. in press). It is presumed to not be native to the Arabian Peninsula. However if introduced, introduction took place a very long time ago (prior to 1,500 CE/905AH).Globally, Hemidactylus flaviviridis ranges (Sindaco and Jeremäenko 2008) from Somalia (Lanza 1990) through Djibouti (Ineich 2001) and Eritrea into eastern Egypt (Flower 1933, Saleh 1997, Baha El Din 2001, 2005; Henkel 2003) and coastal Sudan (where it has a patchy distribution along the Red Sea coast), coastal Arabian Peninsula (including Socotra Island) (Arnold 1980, 1984; Carranza et al. 2018), Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan (where it is known with certainty only from the vicinity of Jalalabad. Wagner et al. (2016) suggest that a record from Kabul may represent confusion with H. brookii, which is known from this locality), Pakistan (Khan 1986, Baig et al. 2008, Rais et al. 2015, Ali et al. 2016), Nepal (Bhattarai et al. 2017), Bangladesh (Parves and Alam 2015), and northern, central and southern India (Mirza and Pal 2008). In Bangladesh, the species used to be restricted to the western parts of the country that are contiguous with West Bengal State in India; only after the 1980s has it been transported to the eastern half of the country (Khan 2015). It is generally found at sea level but can occur up to 1,000 m asl.The species has been widely introduced to an uncertain part of its above range (Minton 1966), probably including the coastal Red Sea (Loveridge 1947). It has been reported historically from Ethiopia (Loveridge 1947), but this country is not included in the distribution given by Largen (1997) and it is at present unknown in this country (Largen and Spawls 2006, 2010). Anderson (1999) suggests that it is native to central and southern India, and has become distributed westward along trade routes through human agency.