Ctenophryne geayi

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Ctenophryne geayi
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Ctenophryne
C. geayi
Binomial name
Ctenophryne geayi
Mocquard, 1904

Ctenophryne geagi — incorrect subsequent spelling

The brown egg frog (Ctenophryne geayi) is a species of frog. It is in the family Microhylidae. It lives in Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.[2] Scientists have seen it as high as 600 meters above sea level.[3]

The adult male frog is 32.2 to 43.3 mmt long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 42.4 to 55.1 mm long. This frog looks for food at night. This frog is easiest to find during the rainy season. That is when the females lay eggs. They lay eggs at the edges of ponds. The tadpoles hatch after 36 hours. They spend 12 hours stuck to the surface of the water before they start to swim.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, César Luis Barrio Amorós (2010). "Ctenophryne geayi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T57801A11683271. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57801A11683271.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel. "Ctenophryne geayi Mocquard, 1904 Amphibian Species of the World". amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Diego A. Ortiz (November 11, 2013). "Chiasmocleis geayi". Amphibiaweb (in Spanish). University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved April 12, 2022.