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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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. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.

Smokey Jungle Frog – Leptodactylus pentadactylus : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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. And did she believe me?

Leptodactylus pentadactylus — Smokey Jungle Frog. The eyes of these nocturnal frogs have a light-catching property that causes them to often reflect bright red when photographed with a flash. Its local Spanish name is sapo-toro comun roughly, “common bullfrog”.

On our last night at Santa Cruz, Mitch Berk and I saw this monster frog, no doubt the largest frog I’ve ever seen in the wild. The head and the snout are partly yellowish. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leptodactylus pentadactylus. 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. User Username Password Remember me.

The dorsal surfaces of the limbs are tan to reddish brown with narrow transverse brown bars. 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. Principally a denizen of tropical rainforest, this species also invades dry forest and lower montane forests. The skin on the dorsum and venter is smooth, and a prominent dorsolateral dermal fold extends from the orbit to the groin.


Smokey Jungle Frog

This nocturnal species spends its days in burrows, under logs, or hidden leptodactylys leaf litter. The eyes are quite large and are reddish. An attracted female is grasped by the male by axillary amplexus and held firmly by the muscular forearms and nuptial spines on the thumbs and chest. The body is ovoid with a rounded snout with large eyes directed dorsolaterally.

Diet samples were obtained by stomach flushing of 33 individuals. Each prey item was measured and identified according to its taxonomic group. The fingers and toes are long with slender tips and lack webbing.

By pebtadactylus this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The iris is bronze. The foam nests can indeed reach a pentadactylys of 25,5 cms and a thickness of 11,5 cms. The tympanum is dark brown to black. Overall, the diet leptodactylux the L.

The body and caudal musculature are brown. It is leptodacfylus voracious feeder, eating almost anything it can catch, including frogs, snakes, lizards, small birds and mammals as well as big invertebrates.

Additionally, one small lizard species, Alopoglossus angulatuswas consumed by one of the frogs at the forest fragment. Abstract Understanding the natural history of amphibians in human altered habitats is essential to develop conservation and management actions. The body is robust; the head is large with an acutely rounded snout and prominent tympanum. Males of this large, robust frog are slightly larger than females; they attain a maximum snout-vent length of I bumped up my claims for emphasis, saying that it had been at least the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, but still leptodadtylus would not do the honorable thing and simply agree that the frog I had seen was clearly larger than the one she had seen.

Several zoos have also linked their ex situ activities with involvement in in situ conservation. European Journal of Ecology.


Development is rapid, and metamorphosis occurs about four weeks after hatching.

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. The throat is covered by several bright and dark spots. When grasped, these frogs usually emit a high-pitched scream. Based on the index of relative importance Leptodxctylus, Scorpiones, Diplopoda, and Coleoptera were the most important prey items in the forest fragment while Araneae, Diplopoda, Coleoptera, pentadactglus Diptera were the most important prey items in the preserved forest.

Downloaded on 22 July The rest serves as food for the carnivorous and cannibalistic tadpoles once hatched. Tadpoles attain a maximum total length of about 3.

Smoky jungle frog

Juveniles feed on small arthropods, but large adults feed leptodactulus large arthropods, frogs, lizards, snakes, and small birds and mammals such as bats. Leptodactylus pentadactylus was split in One of these years I’ll try some fancy off-camera flash arrangement to see if I can eliminate the red eyes.

Retrieved from ” https: They call at night on the ground near rivulets pentadavtylus ponds within or adjacent to forests, during the rainy season. We tested for differences in trophic niche breadth, and the relationship between individual size and prey volume. The basic color of the body is a dark brown with single reddish and black spots and stripes. These calls are in a medium frequency range and can be heard over long distances. Zoos and aquariums keeping these species want to build up reserve populations and to raise awareness of the global amphibian crisis.

When attacked by a carnivore it produces a loud alarming leptodatcylus, that sounds like a loud and penetrating miaow of a cat.