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Overview

Distribution

Countries

Countries

Costa Rica, Panama

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Identification

Adult

Species description based on Savage (2002) and Vaughan and Mendelson (2007).  A small toad with a rather pointed nose. Males reach lengths of at least 23.4 mm, females to 37.4 mm.

Dorsal

Dorsal coloration ranges from gray to brown to orange with few distinct markings. The dorsal surface is covered in small, sometimes pointed warts. The pointed warts are concentrated along the lateral surface of the body and on the upper surfaces of the thighs. The paratoid glands are small and round. The head has very prominent craniel crests.

Extremities

The hands and feet are extensively webbed.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat

Montane cloudforest or oak forest between 1051-2040 m.

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General Ecology

Ecology

Ecology

Crepidophryne epiotica lives underground or under deep leaf litter and only rarely comes to the surface (Savage 2002, Vaughan and Mendelson 2007). It is restricted to deep primary forest (Savage 2002, Vaughan and Mendelson 2007).

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Behaviour

Behavior and communication

Crepidophryne epiotica moves by walking slowly on all four limbs, or by taking small leaps (Vaughan and Mendelson 2007).

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Life Cycle

Life History

Egg

Many small pale-colored eggs were extracted from a preserved specimen (Trueb 1971).

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Crepidophryne epiotica

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Crepidophryne epiotica

Crepidophryne epiotica is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Only few specimens of Crepidophryne epiotica have been observed or collected in Costa Rica and Panama's unaltered premontane forests. In Costa Rica this species is known as "sapo ratón" or "mouse toad". Crepidophryne seems to be diurnal and is found over dead leafs on the forest floor. Its coloration and shape makes it cryptic and unobservable unless it moves.

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