Redescription of the tadpole of Phlyctimantis boulengeri Perret, 1986 (Anura, Hyperoliidae) with preliminary comments on the biology of the species

TitleRedescription of the tadpole of Phlyctimantis boulengeri Perret, 1986 (Anura, Hyperoliidae) with preliminary comments on the biology of the species
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsRödel, M-O., & Ernst R.
JournalAlytes (Paris)
Volume18
Pagination178-186
Date PublishedJanuary, 2001
Accession NumberBIOSIS:PREV200100217166
Abstract

We redescribe the tadpole of Phlyctimantis boulengeri Perret, 1986 based on specimens from Tai National Park, Ivory Coast. The tadpoles resemble very much those of the genus Kassina. We found no hints for arboreal spawning, as described by Guibe and Lamotte (1958) for this species. Eggs were laid singly below the surface of water. Adults showed a conspicuous defence behaviour.

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