Phrynobatrachus acridoides (Cope, 1867),

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: 167

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Phrynobatrachus acridoides (Cope, 1867)


Taxon classification Animalia Anura Phrynobatrachidae

Phrynobatrachus acridoides (Cope, 1867) 


Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM A11366, male, 26.6 mm SUL; PEM A1375, male, 26.4 mm SUL).


Found moving near stagnant pools at a low-elevation (544 m asl) streams. Species identification was based on extensive webbing and swollen toe tips. Poynton (1966) records both Phrynobatrachus natalensis  and Phrynobatrachus acridoides  from Mt. M’pàluwé area. We only found the latter.