The Giant geckos living in the Yaté region of Grande Terre tend to have brown or sometimes golden yellow backgrounds.
Markings can be simple thin, broken white lines, or white dots arranged along the sides. Black patterns can sometimes be seen along the length of some specimens in a net-like appearance.
Along with Poindimie, Yate Leachianus are another of the largest forms of these geckos with elongated heads and long tails. Large speciments can reach 400 grams or more.