This type of gecko is native only to Tobago and is mainly found in Main Ridge Forest Reserve. It is also found in Cuba and Hispaniola. Ocellated geckos can be found in the Florida Keys, where they have well-established populations, though they were not native there.
Sphaerodactylus argus is a climbing species, and it can also be seen in buildings.
- Gosse, P. 1850. Description of a new genus and six new species of saurian reptiles. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 6: 344-348.
- Schwartz, Albert and Richard Thomas. 1975. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. p. 144.