Calabresi's Bullfrog, Calabresi's African Bullfrog
P. obbianus adult specimens also generally seem to lack the vertebral light stripe found on most P. adspersus. According to Balletto et al. (1978), all the specimens of Pyxicephalus obbianus they examined that were larger then 23 mm (snout-urostyle) lacked the vertebral light stripe that was present in all of the specimens of Pyxicephalus adspersus that they examined but one. However, this cannot be used as a definite means of identification.
Distribution and Habitat
Balletto, E., Cherchi, M. A., and Lanza, B. (1978). ''On some amphibians collected by the late Prof. Guiseppe Scortecci in Somalia.'' Monitore Zoologico Italiano Supplemento, 11(9), 221-243.
Lanza, B (1981). ''A check-list of the Somali amphibians.'' Monitore Zoologico Italiano Supplemento, 15(10), 151-186.
Written by Kory Heiken (kheiken AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
First submitted 2005-10-08
Edited by Kory Heiken, Kellie Whittaker (2007-03-21)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Pyxicephalus obbianus: Calabresi's Bullfrog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4968> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2016.
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