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Frog: Natal Sand

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:35 pm

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Re: Frog: Natal Sand

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Natal Sand Frog - Tomopterna natelensis


Stocky Body.
Mottled grey or russet.
Slightly pointed snout.
Two glandular ridges from eye and mouth converge above shoulder.
Horizontal pupils.
Belly white.
Male has a black throat.
Call: Penetrating yelps preceded by build-up of accelerating croaks.
Breeds in streams and vleis in grassland in temperate, high rainfall areas of highveld and eastern escarpment.
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