Biodiversity

Monday, March 26, 2007

DESCRIPTION OF SPECIES WITHIN THE GENUS BREVICEPS(8)

Breviceps adspersus Peters,1882 (Common rain frog)

Female length 60 mm.
Lower surface texture smooth.
Lower surface colour light.
Tympanum not visible.
Inner toes as long as wide.
Outer toes as long as wide.
Endemism not endemic to South Africa.
Advertisement call unknown.
Call position underground.
Call frequency 2 kHz.
Eye size unknown.
Dorsum colour unknown.
Dorsum pattern patches/flecks.



date of photo October 19,1995
latitude 32.35290
longitude 29.56160
location Cape Province,Hogsback (SA)
habitat coastal forest
photographer Robert C. Drewes

available at:
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/browse_imgs/amphibian_sci_8.html

reference:
Channing, A (2001) Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. Pp 209-228 ISBN 1 919825 63 0

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