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Nectophrynoides minutus
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:

Size

Males reach 19 mm and females 22 mm in snout-vent length (Harper et al., 2010).


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Diagnostic Description

This is a small slender frog. The tympanum is visible. This species lacks a distinct parotid gland, although some small glands are present in the parotid region. Finger and toe tips are not expanded. Toes have only a very small amount of webbing. The first finger is shorter than the second (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in undisturbed montane forest and montane grassland at elevations up to 1200 m (Harper et al., 2010).


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Reproduction

Fertilization is internal and females give birth to 20–31 young (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/