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Phlyctimantis verrucosus
family: Hyperoliidae

© 2011 Iris Starnberger (1 of 10)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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Description
A medium sized (Males 46-52 mm, females 51 mm) forest-living Phlyctimantis from the eastern part of the central forest block with a warty dorsum and large discs on toes and fingers. In some literature it is said that P. verrucosus is less webbed that P. boulengeri. This is not confirmed by my material of the two species from Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire respectively. Colour. - Dorsum uniform black or dark grey sometimes with indistinct darker spots. Hidden parts of limbs, especially femur and corresponding part of flanks, barred with black and yellow or black and orange. Ventrum dark brown or grey, mottled whitish. The males have a few scattered small and inconspicuous light asperities on dorsum.
Similar to the call of a Kassina, but with less distinctive tonal quality than that of Kassina or P. boulengeri.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Uganda

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A forest form from eastern R. D. Congo and Uganda.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The tadpole has a high fin, but not as high as in Kassina, with a tooth formula of 1/2+2,1 or 1/3.

Comments
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.

References
 

Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.



Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-02-12
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)



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