IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. With its close to 20 cm body length, the nocturnal and terrestrial Smokey Jungle Frog is one of the. Diet of the Smoky Jungle Frog Leptodactylus pentadactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) in an urban forest fragment and in a pristine forest in Central Amazonia. The first Smokey Jungle Frog I saw in Peru was this small one, about three inches long. At first I thought it might be Leptodactylus knudseni, but its dorsolateral.

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One of these years I’ll try some fancy off-camera flash arrangement to see if I can eliminate the red eyes. When we got back to camp, I was telling Marisa Ai Ishimatsu that I had seen the largest Smokey Jungle Frog that anyone had ever seen, and no doubt the largest one that had ever existed. The Smokey Jungle frog waits in ambush for its prey. It is an abundant species. The rest serves as food for the carnivorous and cannibalistic tadpoles once hatched.

This page was last edited on 30 Aprilat Hereby it blows its body up like a balloon, prolongs and stiffens its extremities and thus it becomes quite difficult for its enemy to take it into the mouth and swallow it. When courting however, its calls sound like a melodic hooting or whistling.

Find ppentadactylus animal on ZooLex. Abstract Understanding the natural history of amphibians in human altered habitats is essential to develop conservation and management actions. Neotropical frogs are threatened by habitat distruction, disease and other factors.

The dorsum is tan to reddish brown with broad, reddish brown marks on the body between the yellowish tan dorsolateral folds. The eyes are quite large and are reddish.

The oral disc is nearly terminal and bears finely serrate jaw sheaths and two anterior and three posterior rows of labial teeth. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Based on the index of relative importance Araneae, Scorpiones, Diplopoda, and Coleoptera were the most important prey items in the forest fragment while Araneae, Diplopoda, Coleoptera, and Diptera were the most important prey items in the preserved forest. The skin on the dorsum and venter is smooth, and a prominent dorsolateral dermal fold extends from the orbit to the groin. When grasped, these frogs usually emit lrptodactylus high-pitched scream.


There was no significant difference in the trophic niche breath values obtained between the areas, and no correlation between the largest prey items consumed and body sizes of the frog individuals. Breeding males have greatly swollen pentadactylue and one large, pointed, black spine on the inner surface of the thumb and two black spines on each side of the chest. It turns out that if you take a flash photo from directly in front of a big fat Smokey Jungle Frog, you don’t get the evil-looking glowing red eyes.

One way to minimize the red-eye effect is to take the photo at an aesthetically displeasing angle. The fingers and toes are long with slender tips and lack webbing. I really need to start experimenting with off-camera flash penadactylus avoid these ridiculous glowing eyes.

About 1, eggs are deposited pwntadactylus a large foam nest by backward and forward motions of the male’s hind limbs that mix air, water, eggs, and secretions into the nest, which usually is deposited in a depression adjacent to water. With strong rainfall the tadpoles are then washed from the foam nest into the pond or pentadxctylus and further development takes place there. Smoky jungle frog Conservation status. An leptodactylud female is grasped by the male by axillary amplexus and held firmly by the muscular forearms and nuptial spines on the thumbs and chest.

Smoky jungle frog

These calls are in a medium frequency range and can be pentadactyluus over long distances. Males of this large, robust frog are slightly larger than females; they attain a maximum snout-vent length of Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leptodactylus pentadactylus.

We identified a total of prey items belonging to 18 different taxonomic groups. The venter is cream with bold dark brown to black mottling, especially on the belly and hind limbs.


Views Read Edit View history. It is found in leaf litter in primary, secondary, and seasonally flooded tropical rain forests, but also in more open areas and in seasonally flooded forests, up to 1.

At first I thought it might be Leptodactylus knudsenibut its dorsolateral ridges extend all the way back past the sacrum, to the groinwhich is a characteristic that distinguishes these two species. It is a voracious feeder, eating almost leptodaxtylus it can catch, including frogs, letodactylus, lizards, small birds and mammals as well as big invertebrates. Fr En Es Members’ Area. Pemtadactylus pentadactylus was split in Arthropods were the main source of food on both areas.

I bumped up my claims for emphasis, saying that it had been at least the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, but still she would not do the honorable thing and simply agree that the frog I had seen was clearly larger than pentadactyls one she had seen. And did she believe me? Leptodactylus pentadactylus Laurenti By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Then she paused and asked “Was your frog in that big pile of broken-up vegetation right near the beginning of the Viper Trail? The basic color of petadactylus body is a dark brown with single reddish and black spots and stripes. Retrieved from ” https: Overall, the diet of the L. Males call solitarily from margins of ponds and backwaters of streams; the call is a loud “whoorup” repeated at intervals of five to 10 seconds.

Sure enough, we had each seen the same frog.

Herpetology Notes

This nocturnal species spends its days in burrows, under logs, or hidden in leaf litter. Downloaded on 22 July The limbs have dark stripes. Tadpoles attain a maximum total length of about 3. The foam nests can indeed reach a diameter of 25,5 cms and a thickness of 11,5 cms.