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Frog: Snoring Puddle

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:34 pm

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Re: Frog: Snoring Puddle

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:11 pm

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Re: Frog: Snoring Puddle

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm

Snoring Puddle Frog - Phrynobatrachus natalensis

Appearance

Squat-bodied.
Colour, skin texture, variable.
With or without dorsal stripes.
Horizontal pupils.
Belly plain whitish.
Male has skin folds along jawline.
Feet webbed.
Call: Continuous snoring two or three per second, often in choruses.
Habitat: Pools or marshland throughout Eastern half of region.

Similar
EAST AFRICAN PUDDLE FROG - P acridoides
Chevron-shaped gland on shoulders. Northern Maputaland only.
DWARF PUDDLE FROG P mababiensis
Smaller (15mm) Call, insect like buzzing.
MONTANE MARSH FROG poyntonia paludicola
Raised glandular patch behind each eye.
Southwestern Cape Mountains.
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