Melanophryniscus spectabilis

Melanophryniscus spectabilis

Melanophryniscus spectabilis

2 languages
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
SPECIES
Melanophryniscus spectabilis

Melanophryniscus spectabilis is a species of toads in the family Bufonidae. It is known from western Santa Catarina and southern Paraná states, southern Brazil. The specific name spectabilis refers to the showy color pattern of this species.

Appearance

Adult males measure 25–31 mm (1.0–1.2 in) and adult females 29–36 mm (1.1–1.4 in) in snout–vent length. The head is broader than it is long. The snout is short; there is a prominent, rounded protuberance above snout. The tympanum is concealed. The fingers and toes have rounded tips but lack discs; the toes are half-webbed whereas the fingers have no webbing. Skin is dorsally and laterally mostly covered by spinulose warts. Ventral skin is spinulose. The dorsum and the flanks have dark brown to black background with a marbled pattern of sinuous yellow. The ventral region has a large orange uniform spot; there are also a few small orange spots in the chest and three yellow or orange spots in the gular surface.

Geography

Continents
Countries
Regions Regions
Biogeographical realms

References

1. Melanophryniscus spectabilis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanophryniscus_spectabilis
2. Melanophryniscus spectabilis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/54830/11212090

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About