Eleutherodactylus etheridgei — Overview

Etheridge's Robber Frog learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Eleutherodactylus etheridgei is a small frog, with males reaching 20 mm and the larger females up to 24 mm in SVL (Lando and Williams 1969). The vomerine teeth, behind the choanae, are in a long, almost straight series (Schwartz 1958; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991). Digital discs are small and there is no webbing between the toes (Lando and Williams 1969).

These frogs are greenish gray to light tan dorsally, with a suffusion of little white dots and darker blotches from snout to vent. There is a black to dark brown canthal line extending from the snout through the eye, above the tympanum, and ending above the forelimbs. Fused to the end of the canthal line, there is a dusky interocular bar, a black scapular blotch and two lateral blotches. The thighs have anterior and concealed surfaces of dull purplish tan. The venter is white (Lando and Williams 1969; Schwartz 1958; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1991).

Eleutherodactylus etheridgei is a member of the subgenus Euhyas (Heinicke et al. 2007).

Etymology- Named for Richard Etheridge, collector of the type series (Schwartz 1958).


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