Sarisariñama Rain Frog, Ranita de Neblina de Sarisariñama
Species Description: Barrio-Amoros CL, Brewer-Carias C 2008 Herpetological results of the 2002 expedition to Sarisarinama, a tepui in Venezuelan Guyana, with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1942:1-68.
In life, the dorsum is greenish-gray or dark brown to reddish brown, with a reddish reticulation. The head has a black interorbital bar, a dark supratympanic stripe, and brown labial bars. No canthal stripe is present. In the scapular area, there is a distinctive W-shaped dark brown to orange marking. Limbs and flanks are generally barred with dark-brown to reddish bands. The venter is gray or pink. The iris is bronze with a fine black network (Barrio-Amoros and Brewer-Carias 2008).
In preservative, the dorsum is pink, orange, or gray. The head has a dark gray to brown interorbital bar and labial bars. The scapulum bears a pink to gray W-shaped marking. Flanks have pale brown bars. Venter is white with melanophores, which results in a gray cast (Barrio-Amoros and Brewer-Carias 2008).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Barrio-Amoros, C. L., and Brewer-Carias, C. (2008). ''Herpetological results of the 2002 expedition to Sarisariñama, a tepui in Venezuelan Guayana, with the description of five new species.'' Zootaxa, 1942, 1-68.
Written by Stephanie Ung (stephanieung AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2009-10-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-04-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Pristimantis sarisarinama: Sarisariñama Rain Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/7220> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 27, 2017.
Feedback or comments about this page.
Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 27 Apr 2017.
AmphibiaWeb's policy on data use.