IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. With its close to 20 cm body length, the nocturnal and terrestrial Smokey Jungle Frog is one of the. Diet of the Smoky Jungle Frog Leptodactylus pentadactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) in an urban forest fragment and in a pristine forest in Central Amazonia. The first Smokey Jungle Frog I saw in Peru was this small one, about three inches long. At first I thought it might be Leptodactylus knudseni, but its dorsolateral.

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The eyes of leptofactylus nocturnal frogs have a light-catching property that causes them to often reflect bright red when photographed with a flash. Distribution Range Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela Habitat It is found in leaf litter in primary, secondary, and seasonally flooded tropical rain forests, but also in more open areas and in seasonally flooded forests, up to 1.

Defensive mechanisms include noxious skin secretions and posturing by inflating the lungs and elevating the body on all four limbs. The fingers and toes are long with slender tips and lack webbing.

I really need to start experimenting with off-camera flash to avoid these ridiculous glowing eyes. With strong rainfall the tadpoles are then washed from the foam nest into the pond or lake and further development takes place there. Overall, the diet of the L. Several zoos have also linked their ex situ activities with involvement in in situ conservation. Each prey item was measured and identified according to its taxonomic group.

The body and caudal musculature are brown. User Username Password Remember me. There was no significant difference in the trophic niche breath values obtained between the areas, and no correlation between the largest prey items consumed and body sizes of the frog individuals.


Principally a denizen of tropical rainforest, this species also invades dry forest and lower montane forests. The eggs hatch in two to three days; subsequent rains flood the nest site, and the tadpoles move into the pond or slow-moving stream. The skin on the dorsum and venter is smooth, and a prominent dorsolateral dermal fold extends from the orbit to the groin. One way to minimize the red-eye effect is to take the photo at an aesthetically displeasing angle.

Herpetology Notes

Males of this large, robust frog are slightly larger than females; they attain a maximum snout-vent length of It is an abundant species. Diet samples were obtained by stomach flushing of 33 individuals. In relation to the body the head is quite big. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. We tested for differences in trophic niche breadth, and the relationship between individual size and prey volume. These calls are in a medium frequency range and can be heard over long distances.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Smoky jungle frog Conservation status. The upper lip is tan with a brown margin and dark brown triangular spots. Breeding males have greatly swollen forelimbs and one large, pointed, black spine on the inner surface of the thumb and two black spines on each side of the chest.

Find this animal on ZooLex. The eyes are quite large and are reddish. Reproduction takes place in temporary waterbodies; males and females release eggs and sperm simultaneously.

Development is rapid, and metamorphosis occurs about four weeks after hatching. When attacked by a carnivore it produces a loud alarming cry, that sounds like a loud and penetrating miaow of a cat. Juveniles feed on small arthropods, but large adults feed on large arthropods, frogs, lizards, snakes, and small birds leptoractylus mammals such as bats.

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Tadpoles attain a maximum total length of about 3.

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One of these years I’ll try some fancy off-camera flash arrangement to see if I pengadactylus eliminate the red eyes. At first I thought it might be Leptodactylus knudsenibut its dorsolateral ridges extend all the way back past the sacrum, to the groinwhich is a characteristic that distinguishes these two species. The dorsal surfaces of the limbs lepptodactylus tan to reddish brown with narrow transverse brown bars. Downloaded on 22 July Arthropods were the main source of food on both areas.

At the same time, the male, by alternatingly pushing its hind limbs, produces a big foam nest along the pond or the rivulet and the eggs are then deposited into this nest.

Smokey Jungle Frog

With its close to 20 cm body length, the nocturnal and terrestrial Smokey Jungle Frog is one of the biggest frogs. It is a voracious feeder, eating almost anything it can catch, including frogs, snakes, lizards, small birds and mammals as well as big invertebrates. Additionally, one small lizard species, Alopoglossus angulatuswas consumed by one of the frogs at the forest fragment. When courting however, its calls sound like a melodic hooting or whistling.

This nocturnal species spends its days in burrows, under logs, or hidden in leaf litter. For each taxon found in the stomachs we determined the number of items, the percentages of volume, frequency and occurrence, and the index of relative importance.