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Green bright-eyed frog

The green bright-eyed frog,[2] Boophis viridis, is a species of frog in the Mantellidae family endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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Characteristics[edit]

The average size of the males reaches 29 – 30 mm, while the females can grow to about 32–35 mm. The hands and feet are webbed. Their dorsal skin is known to be smooth and green in color, sometimes with reddish spots, as well. They also have the ability to change colors and become more reddish-brown. Their inner and outer irises are blue.[3]

Habits[edit]

Males use their call at night while in vegetation about 1–2 m above the ground, along streams, and also by ditches. When the weather is dry, a calling green bright-eyed frog has also been found up as high as 5 m. The calls are a combination of two inharmonious note types that include a long note repeated in short pulses and a shorter note consisting of three repeated notes.[3]

Breeding[edit]

Breeding takes place in streams. One pair of frogs can have as many as 154 dark-brown eggs.[3]

Population[edit]

The species is not currently threatened. The reasons for possible decrease in population include:

  • General habitat alteration and loss
  • Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging-related activities
  • Intensified agriculture or grazing
  • Urbanization
  • Habitat fragmentation[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green bright-eyed frog fact file". ARKive. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Boophis viridis Green Bright-eyed Frog". wildherps. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Boophis Viridis". AmphibiaWeb. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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