Frog Atlas of Southern Africa

Record details

FrogMAP:   8385
Country:   Malawi
Locus:   1333DD
Observer:   Brown Gary
Date of record:   2018-02-22
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   the worm was coming out of the frogs mouth...?
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:24:26
Sp. code:   130
Species name:   Arthroleptis stenodactylus   [Species text]
Common name:   Shovel-footed Squeaker
Family:   Arthroleptidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Shovel footed squiker
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 8385 - photo: 1
VM-number: 8385 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Darren Pietersen
Comment:   It looks like the frog was eating an earthworm, so if the worm was coming out of its mouth the frog may have been a bit otimistic and bitten off more than it could chew!
Date:   2018-02-28 13:04:30
Species name:   Arthroleptis stenodactylus -- Shovel-footed Squeaker
Species code:   130

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