Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilli), Maroantsetra, Madagascar

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    The Madagascar Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilli) is a rather large terrestrial microhylid that ranges along the northeastern coast of Madagascar from Antongil Bay south to Andevoranto. It occurs at elevations from sea level to 200 meters and breed in shallow pools, swamps, drainage ditches, and slow moving bodies of water.

    This species is considered endangered as a result of deforestation and over-collecting for the pet trade, and is now listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). There are two other species of tomato frogs in Madagascar, D. guineti and D. insularis, neither of which are presently endangered.

    The sewage system of the eastern coastal town of Maroansetra is one of the world's best places for seeing Tomato Frogs in the wild. According to the locals, it is common there.

    james.harris.anderson, dianeb1020, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dianeb1020 35 months ago | reply

      What a beauty ! Interesting information :)

    2. Scott Loarie 34 months ago | reply

      Any chance I can convince you to submit this tomato frog to the Global Amphibian Blitz put on by IUCN and the Smithsonian? As you can see here: www.inaturalist.org/attachments/project_assets/32-test.ht... we've hit 485 species but we're still missing this species. This would be a great contribution!
      Here's some press on the event:
      WIRED
      MSNBC
      Huffington Post
      National Geographic
      Scientific American
      Daily Californian
      Thanks!

    3. Antonio GC1 33 months ago | reply

      We´d really love to have this amazing shot as part of our gallery!
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    4. Wesapiens/natura 24 months ago | reply

      Wesapiens.org has selected this picture to illustrate one of his articles.

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