M 15-17 mm. Hand without webbing, foot with rudimentary webbing. Dorsal skin smooth. An inconspicuous small brown frog. Usually without vertebral line.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar
Andasibe, Fierenana, Mandraka, Moramanga, Torotorofotsy.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Males call during the day and at night from the ground or very low in the vegetation above small and shallow puddles, swamps and ditches, at the edge of mid-altitude rainforest or in disturbed vegetation. Calling specimens are usually hidden in very deep vegetation and extremely difficult to observe, although they can be locally common. One egg clutch probably of this species was found in the leaf litter near to a puddle.
Calls: A relatively long and pulsed note, repeated after irregular intervals.
Glaw, F., and Vences, M. (2007). Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences and Glaw Verlag, Köln.
Written by Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences (m.vences AT tu-bs.de), Assistant Professor and Curator of Vertebrates at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam
First submitted 2008-12-04
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-07-19)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Blommersia sarotra <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6558> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 20, 2019.
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