As this Geckos name suggests, the male Cochran's
Croaking Gecko (Aristelliger cochranae) makes
loud croaking noises when courting females during mating
season. This lizard is also known as the Navassa
geckos are endemic
to Navassa Island near Jamaica, where they stay in the
branches of ficus trees hunting insects. Cochran's
Croaking Gecko is related to another croaking lizard,
the Jamaican Croaking Lizard.
Cochran's Croaking Gecko is considered a medium
sized gecko, reaching average lengths of 5.5 cm. Their
color ranges from a light tan or beige to a deep brown-red
with lighter spotted coloration on their backs, and
a dark brown to black tail. When freshly born, they
have white colored bands across their tails.