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Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is a typical Kassina call, very similar to but more atonal than that of Kassina senegalensis. Males always call from water, sometimes in permanent ponds but often in temporarily flooded hollows or ditches. A male usually select a site where the water is relatively deep, and supports himself at the surface by clinging to submerged vegetation. The frogs frequently call during the day, sometimes even in bright sunlight.
The tadpole is similar to that of members of the genus Kassina with a high fin but differ from most Kassina in having an additional row of 5-10 teeth carried on a small lobe at the tip of the lower labium, thus a tooth formula of 1/1+1,2. Maximum length 83 mm (29+54).
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-02-12
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Paracassina obscura <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3700> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 25, 2019.
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