Monday, January 2, 2017

The Minute Treefrog, Dendropsophus goughi

The Minute Treefrog, Dendropsophus goughi (Family Hylidae)

This frog was previously called Dendropsophus minutus. Males 24 mm, females 26 mm. A small, yellow treefrog, often with an hourglass dorsal blotch and a rounded canthal region, smooth dorsal skin; fingers have reduced webbing, toes heavily webbed. Size readily separates it from D. minusculus and the rounded canthus separates it from D. microcephalus. Distribution and Habitat. Widespread in Trinidad and Tobago, preferring wooded area but also present in disturbed habitats near water. Life History. Males call from vegetation with a loud squeaking. Voice: A short, quarrelsome squeaking. Kenny (1969) described it as " ... a loud metallic squeak, but the call is longer sustained than in H. mmisera. When calling in chorus, the period of the call may be reduced and a running series of short squeaks."

No comments:

Post a Comment