Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bloody Bay Litter Frog, Pristimantis turpinorum (Family Craugastoridae)

Turpin's Litter Frog, Pristimantis turpinorum, is endemic to the forests Tobago's Main Ridge. Adults are 15 to 19 mm in body length and the eye's diameter is about 1.25 times the eye-nostril distance. The iris of the eye does not contain any blue pigment. Males call from palm trees in the late afternoon and usually stop calling when it is dark. It is a poorly studied species and little is known about its natural history. Photograph at left Renoir J. Auguste.

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