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Nectophrynoides cryptus
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES Appendix I
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Etymology

The name is an adjective from the Greek 'kryptos,' meaning secret or hidden.


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Summary

This species has not been observed since it was originally collected in 1926 and 1927.


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Diagnostic Description

This is a small thin toad with a pointed snout. Tympanum is not visible, although there is an indentation in that region. The first finger is shorter than the second. The toe and finger tips are not expanded. There is a moderate amount of webbing on the toes and fingers. Parotid glands are located in the scapular region (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Comparisons

This species has more extensive webbing than other species in the genus that occur in the Uluguru Mountains (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits forest, including banana patches, at elevations from 600 to 2200 m (Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Reproduction

Fertilization is internal. Females retain eggs and give live birth (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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