U is for…Leptopelis Uluguruensis

Today is the twenty-first day of the April A to Z Challenge.  I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!  See the introduction here.


Leptopelis  Uluguruensis

The L. Uluguruensis is a species of frog that calls Tanzania its home.  It lives in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. 


It can range in color from dark green to blue-green with or without white rings or spots or brown with a dark pattern.  Males typically have a blue throat.


They are said to have a brief rather unremarkable clack for a voice.  I love their rather large eyes.


This frog is listed as Endangered by the IUCN red list.  This frog is threatened by forest loss and degradation.




(1) IUCN redlist(2) Arkive (3) Amphibiaweb (4) Zoological Museum of Denmark

Image Sources:

(1) Zoological Museum of Denmark(2) Wikimedia (3) Flickr User Loic Denes




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