Arthroleptis francei Loveridge, 1953,

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 166

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Arthroleptis francei Loveridge, 1953


Taxon classification Animalia Anura Arthroleptidae

Arthroleptis francei Loveridge, 1953 


Mt. Mabu ( PEM A11180, male, 25.5 mm SUL; PEM A11181, male, 21.4 mm SUL; PEM A11182, male, 22.9 mm SUL; PEM A11183, male, 19.0 mm SUL; PEM A11192, female, 34.5 mm SUL; PEM A11193, female, 24.6 mm SUL, PEM A11194, male, 20.6 mm SUL; PEM A11195, juvenile, 12.1 mm SUL; PEM A11196, juvenile, 14.7 mm SUL; PEM A11197, juvenile, 17.3 mm SUL; PEM A11198, male, 23.16 mm SUL; PEM A11199, female, 34.7 mm SUL; PEM A11200, male, 24.7 mm SUL; PEM A11201, female, 21.5 mm SUL; PEM A11202, male, 21.4 mm SUL; PEM A11204, male, 25.7 mm SUL; PEM A11205, juvenile, 18.5 mm SUL; PEM A11206, female, 23.2 mm SUL; PEM A11207, male, 23.6 mm SUL; PEM A11208, male, 22.8 mm SUL; PEM A11209, female, 31.3 mm SUL; PEM A11268, female, 31.0 mm SUL; PEM A11292, female, 36.2 mm SUL; PEM A11294, juvenile, 15.1 mm SUL; PEM A11403, female, 31.8 mm SUL), Mt. Namuli ( PEM A11296, juvenile, 13.0 mm SUL; PEM A11297, juvenile, 16.6 mm SUL; PEM A11298, female, 32.6 mm SUL; PEM A11299, male, 20.4 mm SUL; PEM A11303, female, 32.0 mm SUL; PEM A11304, male, 24.8 mm SUL; PEM A11305, juvenile, 17.4 mm SUL; PEM A11306, juvenile, 17.8 mm SUL; PEM A11307, female, 35.4 mm SUL; PEM A11308, juvenile, 18.4 mm SUL; PEM A11341, juvenile, 15.0 mm SUL; PEM A11398, male, 24.0 mm SUL; PEM A11404, female, 35.5 mm SUL).


Specimens were collected from moist leaf litter in closed-canopy forest (Fig. 3A). Some individuals were found sitting on low vegetation (<1 m). All mature males exhibit extended third finger and dark throat.