Megophrys parallela

Megophrys parallela

Megophrys parallela

2 languages
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Megophrys parallela

Megophrys parallela is a species of frog in the family Megophryidae. It is endemic to Sumatra and known from a number of localities on mountains along the island's western coast where it is expected to have a wide distribution.

Appearance

Adult males measure 38–46 mm (1.5–1.8 in) and adult females, based on a single specimen, 47 mm (1.9 in) in snout–vent length, without the rostral appendage. The habitus is stocky and robust. The head is wider than the body. The snout is short but with a pointed tip. The canthus rostralis is sharp. The tympanum is small and posteriorly obscured by skin;; the supratympanic fold is sharply angular. The upper eyelid has a short and several low, conical tubercles. The fingers and the toes have rounded but not enlarged tips; the toes have basal webbing. The dorsolateral folds are parallel (hence the specific name parallela ). Preserved specimens are dorsally dark gray to brown with a number of dark markings, including a backward-pointing triangular interorbital marking. The abdomen is cream with varying amounts of brown mottling.

Geography

Continents
Countries
Regions Regions
Biogeographical realms

References

1. Megophrys parallela Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megophrys_parallela
2. Megophrys parallela on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/61842/97462605

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About