Arthroleptis vercammeni

Arthroleptis vercammeni

Arthroleptis vercammeni, Mwana screeching frog, Vercammen's squeaker

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Arthroleptis vercammeni

Arthroleptis vercammeni, also known as the Mwana screeching frog or Vercammen's squeaker, is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and is only known from its type locality at Mwana in Mwenga Territory, South Kivu province. The specific name vercammeni honours Paul-Henry Vercammen-Grandjean, entomologist and virologist from France/Belgium.

Appearance

Males grow to a snout–vent length of 15 mm (0.59 in) and females to 17 mm (0.67 in). The dorsum is brown with a distinctive pattern while the underside is orange. The flanks are mottled grey. Males have black throat and orange-red thighs; females have grey throat. The finger and the toe tips are expanded. The male advertisement call is unknown.

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References

1. Arthroleptis vercammeni Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthroleptis_vercammeni
2. Arthroleptis vercammeni on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/54392/18365577

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