Arthroleptis xenochirus
Plain squeaker
family: Arthroleptidae

© 2004 Robert C. Drewes (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia


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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:


The following is the original description by Boulenger (1905):

Head moderate, as long as broad; snout obtusely pointed, projecting beyond the mouth; nostril a little nearer the end of the snout than the eye; interorbital space as broad as the upper eyelid; tympanum moderately distinct, two thirds the diameter of' the eye. Third finger extremely long, three times the length of the second; toes free; tips of fingers and toes very slightly swollen; subarticular tubercles strong; smail, oval inner metatarsal tubercle. The tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the tympanum. Skin smooth; sides and lower belly granulate; a strong fold across the chest. Greyish brown above, with a vase-shaped dark marking from between the eyes to the sacral region; some dark spots on the temple and above the shoulder; rather irregular dark brown bars across the fore limb and the tibia; lower part white. Male with a subgular vocal sac.

Author: Zimkus, Breda


The holotype measured 19 mm from snout to vent (Boulenger, 1905).

Author: Zimkus, Breda