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False Tomato Frog

Dyscophus guineti


"A large conspicuously coloured frog. M 60-65 mm, F 90-95 mm. Dorsum yellowish in males, red-orange in females, often with many small reticulations. In both sexes often with a rhomboid dark marking. Ventrally uniform whitish. Skin smooth with two dorsolateral folds. Tympanum rather indisctinct, about 1/3 of eye diameter. Tibiotarsal articulation reaches the tympanum. Fingertips not enlarged. A large inner metatarsal tubercle. No webbing on hands, weakly expressed webbing on feet (Glaw and Vences 2007). " "As an anti-predator posture, disturbed frogs can inflate themselves. They secrete a white sticky substance through their skin, which can cause an allergic reaction in humans"


In the wild, this frog can only be found on specific locations on the east coast of Madagascar.


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Spotted on Oct 15, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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