AmphibiaWeb - Rhombophryne guentherpetersi


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Rhombophryne guentherpetersi (Guibé, 1974)
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Cophylinae
genus: Rhombophryne
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None
conservation needs Access Conservation Needs Assessment Report .


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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.

Originally submitted by: Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences (first posted 2001-10-24)
Edited by: Rachna Tiwari (2010-07-19)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Rhombophryne guentherpetersi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 27, 2024.

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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2024. <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 27 May 2024.

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