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Ivory Coast Running Frog

Kassina arboricola


I am not sure what species of frog this is, but it reminded me of a kassina. It was found in rainforest deep inside Atewa Forest Reserve in Ghana.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Aditi Rajan
Aditi Rajan 10 years ago
Pickerel Frog
Rana palustris Pickerel Frog

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DanielePralong 4 years ago

Hi Adam! Great to see you back on Project Noah. You may be experiencing the issue described below. Let us know if this helps. If not please contact us on and we'll try to help further.

There is a known security glitch which occurs with most browsers and many platforms which, like Project Noah, use the secure services provided by Facebook and Google.These are https sites but Project Noah is not.
Check in the address bar and if it starts with https:// delete the s and press enter or F5 to refresh and the problem should go away. If it starts with www. just add http:// in front.
It usually disappears until the next security update but can also often appear if you open a spotting from an e-mail link and then try to edit it.

AdamRiley 4 years ago

Thanks - I use Firefox and it won't let me edit the spotting.

pamsai 4 years ago

Try using Firefox !
Using Chrome or Safari doesn't let me edit either.

Fantastic find Adam,great choice to the occasion Danièle,congrats Adam and thanks for sharing

AdamRiley 4 years ago

Hi Pamsai - have tried to edit this and other spottings to add to additional missions but the system doesn't seem to allow me to do that.

pamsai 4 years ago

Wonderful frog Adam...
Please consider adding this spotting and any others you have from Ghana to the group The Biodiversity of Ghana. Thanks...

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Adam, your Ivory Coast Running Frog has been chosen to illustrate World Biodiversity Day:

"Today May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day), a United Nations–sanctioned day dedicated to the promotion of biodiversity issues. As primary tropical forests continue to be lost at an alarming rate, one could have thought that selective logging (the removal of just a few trees per hectare of land) would mitigate detrimental effects on biodiversity compared to the clearing of large forest tracts. However, studies have shown that even removing a few trees can have a dramatic effect on tropical animal diversity, especially for mammals and amphibians. Here you can find out more about the relationship between logging intensity and the maintenance of tropical forest biodiversity:
Our Spotting of the Day, a stunning Ivory Coast Running Frog (Kassina arboricola), is just another example of an amphibian species threatened by logging. It is currently classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List".



pamsai 5 years ago

Hi Adam, I would like to invite you to add your spottings from Ghana to the newly created mission, The Biodiversity of Ghana.
thank you

AshleyT 9 years ago

Common and scientific names added :)

Stunning !

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

AshleyT 9 years ago

Beautiful frog! And you were right about it being a Kassina, they are such neat frogs :)

misako 10 years ago


animaisfotos 10 years ago

All dressed-up for the occasion... It's a really beautiful frog, captured with mastery. Thanks for sharing.

AdamRiley 10 years ago

Thanks for the ID suggestion Aditi, however Pickerel Frog is restricted to North America and this frog was spotted in Ghana, Africa.

KarenL 10 years ago

Very striking colors!

Spotted by

Eastern Region, Ghana

Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 15, 2011

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