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False Tomato Frog

Dyscophus guineti

Description:

"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"

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Central Florida Zoo

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