Rhombophryne guentherpetersi
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A medium-sized terrestrial microhylid, 32-35 mm in length. Colouration in life is unknown. In preservative, the colouration is uniformly light to reddish brown, with dark, sometimes longitudinal, spots on the flanks. Venter light, with indistinct darker markings. Skin on the back is more or less granular. Tympanum rather indistinct, about 1/3-2/5 of eye diameter. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the insertion of the arm. Fingertips are not enlarged and finger 2 is shorter than finger 4. Hands and feet are both without webbing.
Similar Species: Plethodontohyla tuberata has a more granular dorsal skin. Rhombophryne testudo has short barbels around the lower lip.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Madagascar


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Terra Typica: Tsaratanana mountains (2600 m altitude).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Call, eggs and tadpoles are unknown.

For references in the text, see here


Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (1994). Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. M. Vences and F. Glaw Verlags GbR., Köln.

Written by Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences (m.vences AT, 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 2001-10-24
Edited by Rachna Tiwari (2010-07-19)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Rhombophryne guentherpetersi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 24, 2020.

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