Leptodactylus rugosus Noble, 1923
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L. rugosus larvae belong to the semiterrestrial guild. They are elongated, ranging from 9-10 mm in head-body length, with low tail fins and glandular ridges located above the abdominal area. White flecks on a transparent surface characterize the throat region, while the dorsum is usually a uniform brown. The tail is usually brown dorsally and lighter cream ventrally, while the fins themselves are completeley clear with white spots.
Adults produce an advertising call that consists of a single note repeated one to seven times per minute. The call can last from 0.6-0.7 seconds and consists of frequent modulations and pulsations (Heyer and Thompson 2000).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Although Noble (1923) did not indicate exactly where the species name came from, it appears to derive from the rugose, or wrinkled, and warty appearance of many members of the species (Heyer, W.R. and A.S. Thompson, 2000).
Heyer, W. R. and Thompson, A. S. (2000). ''Leptodactylus rugosus.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 708.1-708.5.
Noble, G.K. (1923). ''New batrachians from the Tropical Research Station British Guiana.'' Zoologica, (3), 289-299.
Originally submitted by: Elizabeth Reisman (first posted 2003-11-14)
Edited by: Elizabeth Reisman (2008-01-13)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptodactylus rugosus <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3363> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 22, 2023.
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