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Arthroleptis reichei
Poroto Screeching Frog, Reiche's squeaker
family: Arthroleptidae

© 2006 Vincenzo Mercurio (1 of 1)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Distribution

This species is found in the Poroto Mountains, Mount Rungwe, Udzungwa Mountains and Uluguru Mountains of Tanzania (Harper et al., 2010).


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Size

Males range from 21 – 27 mm in snout-vent length, while females are 21 – 31 mm (Harper et al., 2010).


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Diagnostic Description

This is a small frog with a narrow head and long legs. The dorsal pattern is brown, usually with a darker hour glass pattern and a pale line or triangle between the eyes. The toes are long and end in small but distinct disks. The tympanum is small and is oval rather than round (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


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Habitat and Ecology

This species is found within the leaf-litter of moist evergreen montane forests at elevations between 1500 and 2000 m (Harper et al., 2010).


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