IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Summary

Phrynobatrachus krefftii is a large species (SVL 36-41 mm) of puddle frog from the mountains of northeastern Tanzania. Members of this genus are identified by the presence of a midtarsal tubercle, elongate inner metatarsal tubercle, and outer metatarsal tubercle. This species is characterized by a distinct tympanum, strongly developed digital discs and extensive webbing (1-2 phalanges free on toe IV). Breeding males of P. krefftii have a sharply projecting snout, thickened nuptial pad on toe I, and a darkly outlined lower jaw with bright yellow throat.

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