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Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis)
Scientific classification

Nectophrynoides is a genus of true toads. They live in Eastern Arc forests and wetlands in Tanzania.[1] All but N. tornieri are threatened. Species of the genus are ovoviviparous: fertilization is internal, and the females give birth to fully developed, small toadlets.[1] Together with the West Africa Nimbaphrynoides, they are the only frogs/toads in the world that do not lay eggs.[2]

Species[change | change source]

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Nectophrynoides asperginis Poynton, Howell, Clarke & Lovett, 1999 Kihansi Spray Toad
Nectophrynoides cryptus Perret, 1971 Secret Tree Toad
Nectophrynoides frontierei Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004 Frontier Forest Toad
Nectophrynoides laevis Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004 Smooth Forest Toad
Nectophrynoides laticeps Channing, Menegon, Salvidio & Akker, 2005
Nectophrynoides minutus Perret, 1972 Minute Tree Toad
Nectophrynoides paulae Menegon, Salvavidio, Ngalason & Loader, 2007
Nectophrynoides poyntoni Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004 Poynton's Forest Toad
Nectophrynoides pseudotornieri Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004 Pseudo Forest Toad
Nectophrynoides tornieri (Roux, 1906) Tornier's Tree Toad
Nectophrynoides vestergaardi Menegon, Salvidio & Loader, 2004 Vestergaard's Forest Toad
Nectophrynoides viviparus (Tornier, 1905) Morogoro Tree Toad
Nectophrynoides wendyae Clarke, 1988 Uzungwe Scarp Tree Toad

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Channing and Howell. (2006). Amphibians of East Africa. Pp. 104-117. ISBN 3-930612-53-4
  2. Wells (2007). The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians. Pp. 486-487. ISBN 978-0-226-89334-1