Biodiversity

Monday, March 26, 2007

DESCRIPTION OF SPECIES WITHIN THE GENUS BREVICEPS(5)

Breviceps gibbosus (Giant rain frog)

Female length 60 mm.
Lower surface texture rough/granular.
Lower surface colour light.
Tympanum not visible.
Inner toes as long as wide.
Outer toes unknown.
Endemism endemic to South Africa.
Advertisement call chirp.
Call position underground.
Call frequency 1.1 kHz.
Eye size unknown.
Dorsum colour brown/black.
Dorsum pattern patches/flecks.




date of photo August 10,2002
location Tamboerskloof,Cape Town,Western Province (SA)
camera Olympus OM2N,Zuiko 135mm Macro,-Velvia-
photographer Wolfgang Ochojski
available at:
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/browse_imgs/amphibian_sci_8.html

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