Class Amphibia - Amphibians » order Anura » family Bufonidae - Toads - Duméril and Bibron, 1841
Atelopus franciscus - Lescure, 1974
Size male: 18,0-27,0 mm.
Size female: 24,4-26,5 mm.
Atelopus franciscus Atelopus franciscus
Atelopus franciscus - dorsal view Atelopus franciscus - Ventral view
Native to French Guiana.
This species has been discovered in the central coast area of Frech Guyana. The altitudes where it has been found are between 5-200 meter above sea level (asl)
This species is locally quite common in the central coast area of French Guiana. Several animals were found in the surrounding of Cacao (Beneats, v/d Meulen, Bartelds, Vilette).
This is a terrestrial species inhabiting tropical lowland forest. Breeding and larval development takes place in forest streams and creeks. The tadpoles adhere to rocks.
- Atelopus franciscus - Recording of a male advertisement call (from "Whispering to the Deaf" reference below)
- Atelopus franciscus - Recording of a male territorial call (from "Whispering to the Deaf" reference below)
Sources, References, more information & links
Philippe Gaucher & Brice P. Noonan (2005) - Phylogeography and demography of Guianan harlequin toads (Atelopus): diversification within a refuge. PDF available.
Boistel R, Aubin T, Cloetens P, Langer M, Gillet B, et al. (2011) Whispering to the Deaf: Communication by a Frog without External Vocal Sac or Tympanum in Noisy Environments. PLoS ONE 6(7): e22080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022080 - PDF Available.