Species Description: Kraus F, Allison A 2009 New species of Cophixalus (Anura: Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 2128: 1-38.
In life, the dorsum and sides are a mottled light brown and the head is darker brown with a dark subocular blotch on the face just above the tympanum, and another one just behind it. Sometimes a yellowish mid-vertebral stripe is present. The venter is creamy yellowish with fine black reticulation; the abdomen is lighter in color than the chin and the throat. Thighs and groin are bright orange (Kraus and Allison 2009).
In preservative, the dorsum is light brown with a few dark brown markings. The brown face has a dark brown subocular blotch. A small dark brown postocular bar is present on the head, which extends posteriorly nearly to the tympanum. Another small dark brown bar extends from behind the tympanum to just behind the forearms. A vague dark chevron-shaped marking may be present on the suprascapular region. Sides are lighter brown. Ventral surfaces of thighs are straw-colored with brown speckling, while the abdomen is straw-colored but with fewer brown speckles. Anterior of the thigh is a light straw color with brown specks, while the posterior of the thigh is light brown with dark brown dots. The iris is black with dark-bronze flecks (Kraus and Allison 2009).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Kraus, F., and Allison, A. (2009). ''New species of Cophixalus (Anura: Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea.'' Zootaxa, 2128, 1-38.
Written by Stephanie Ung (stephanieung AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2009-10-12
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2009-10-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Cophixalus interruptus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/7343> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 24, 2017.
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