Aristelliger praesignis

Aristelliger praesignis

Aristelliger praesignis

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Aristelliger praesignis

Aristelliger praesignis, is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

Animal name origin

Common names for Aristelliger praesignis include croaking lizard, Jamaican croaking gecko, Jamaican croaking lizard, and woodslave.

Appearance

Dorsally, A. praesignis is brown with darker markings and white dots. Ventrally, it is whitish. It may attain a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of 9.6 cm (3.8 in), with a tail 13 cm (5.1 in) long.

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A. praesignis is found in Jamaica including the Bogue Islands, the Morant Cays, and the Pedro Cays. It is also found in the Cayman Islands.

Mating Habits

A. praesignis is oviparous.

References

1. Aristelliger praesignis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristelliger_praesignis
2. Aristelliger praesignis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/203170/2761367

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