IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Eleutherodactylus leberi is a small frog, with males reaching up to 33 mm in SVL. The digital discs are moderate. There is no webbing between the toes. The vomerine teeth, behind the choanae, are present in a short, straight series (Schwartz 1965; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991).

This frog is yellow-green with a dark brown stippled pattern. There is a conspicuous dark and broad interocular bar and two large, dark, diffuse figures in the scapular and sacral regions. The snout is stippled and set off from the dark interocular bar by a pale area. Concealed surfaces of the thighs are dark gray, and the anterior surfaces are greenish yellow with some varied darker markings. The venter is pale yellow with some dark stippling on chin and throat. The vocal sac is vivid yellow (Schwartz 1965; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991).

Eleutherodactylus leberi is a member of the subgenus Eleutherodactylus (Heinicke et al., 2007)[3930].

Etymology- Named for David C. Leber, who accompanied the author in collecting specimens (Schwartz 1965).

The chromosome number is 24 (Bogart 1981).


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