IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Werneria preussi is a medium sized toad. Its snout is obliquely truncate. Warts may be present at the angle of the mouth. The hind legs have moderate webbing that is more developed in males than in females. Males have nuptial pads when breeding (Rödel et al. 2004).

Coloration:Males and young females have brick red, yellowish or grey broad dorsolateral bands that run from the eyelid to the groin area. The flanks are brown or black but may have clear spots on lower flanks in the females. The venter is dark brown. Males are spotted with white and yellow. Males may have large clear spots on the posterior venter. The thighs have blackish transversal bars (Rödel et al. 2004).

Tadpole Morphology: Tadpoles have flattened bodies and have moderately to well-developed oral discs that allow them to attach themselves to rocks in swift streams (Graybeal and Cannatella 1995).

This species was once placed in the genus, Bufo (Rödel et al. 2004).


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