Biodiversity

Monday, March 26, 2007

DESCRIPTION OF SPECIES WITHIN THE GENUS BREVICEPS(4)

Breviceps fuscus (Black rain frog)

Female length 51 mm.
Lower surface texture smooth.
Lower surface colour dark.
Tympanum not visible.
Inner toes longer than wide.
Outer toes longer than wide.
Endemism endemic to South Africa.
Advertisement call chirp.
Call position above ground.
Call frequency 1.8 kHz.
Eye size small.
Dorsum colour brown/black.
Dorsum pattern no markings.





date of photo 1998
location Big Tree Reserve (SA)
photographer Miguel Vences
available at
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/browse_imgs/amphibian_sci_8.html

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