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Engystomops petersi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Engystomops
Higher classification  Physalaemus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Leptodactylidae
Scientific name  Physalaemus petersi
Rank  Species
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Similar  Frog, Engystomops, Physalaemus, Amphibians, Leptodactylidae

Engystomops petersi in the yasuni


Engystomops petersi (common name: Peters' dwarf frog) is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is found in Amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is morphologically similar to its sibling species, Engystomops freibergi, and for a period the latter was considered to be a junior synonym of Engystomops petersi. There are records from the Guianas that have not yet been allocated to either species. Divergence of these two species seems to have been driven by behavioural isolation related to male call characteristics more than geographic isolation.

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Description

Engystomops petersi are relatively small frogs. Males measure 21–31 mm (0.83–1.22 in) in snout–vent length and females 25–39 mm (0.98–1.54 in). Dorsal colouration is variable. Skin on dorsum is warty, bearing small tubercles with scattered larger tubercles.

Habitat

Engystomops petersi is a common species that inhabits primary and secondary forests and forest edges. They are terrestrial frogs often found in leaf-litter. Their diet consist of termites only.

Engystomops petersi is locally threatened by habitat loss.

Reproduction

The breeding period coincides with the rainy season. The male call consists of a prefix and a "whine" component, and in some populations only, a third "squawk" component. Eggs are laid in foam nests.

References

Engystomops petersi Wikipedia


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