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Johnstone's Whistling Frog

Eleutherodactylus_johnstonei

Description:

A small, dull-colored frog, adult males are 17-25 mm long and adult females, 17-35 mm. Brown to gray tan dorsal ground color with usually one or two darker chevrons. Often a narrow middorsal pinstripe or a broad pair of dorsal stripes. Marbled, stippled, or blotched on a dark brown to gray tan ground posterior thigh surface and creamy undersurface. Iris gold above and brownish below. Smooth to slightly tuberculate dorsum; head a little broader than long; snout truncate from above; large eyes with eyelids that have many low, rounded tubercles. Distinct tympanum; oblique vomerine odontophores. Distinct, small, rounded finger and toe disks; lacks digital webbing. Many small plantar tubercles; elongate inner metatarsal tubercle larger than conical outer metatarsal tubercle; lacks tarsal fold. Adult males have paired vocal slits and a distensible internal subgular vocal sac strongly granular when uninflated; lacks nuptial thumb pads.

Habitat:

In the garden of our house, Saba, Dutch Caribbean. Near Vulcano and ocean.

Notes:

They live in the cracks of our wall. ADORABLE!

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Saba, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Lat: 17.63, Long: -63.23

Spotted on Nov 12, 2017
Submitted on Nov 12, 2017

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