Brazilian gold frog
|Brazilian gold frog|
The Brazilian gold frog (Brachycephalus didactylus), also known as Izecksohn's toad, is the second smallest frog in the Southern Hemisphere. The smallest is Paedophryne amauensis of Papua New Guinea, described in 2012.
Adult Brazilian gold frogs measure to only 9.6–9.8 mm (0.38–0.39 in) in body length. Many have a beautiful golden color, which explains their common name.
The smallest frogs of the Northern Hemisphere are the Cuban Eleutherodactylus iberia, which is similar in size, and Eleutherodactylus limbatus, of which fully mature adults as small as 8.5 mm have been found, though more typically 8.5 to 12 mm
- Izecksohn, E. (1971). "Novo genero e novo especie de Brachycephalidae do estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Amphibia: Anura)". Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de Janeiro Zool. 280: 1–12.
- Telles de Carvalho-e-Silva & Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva (2004). "Brachycephalus didactylus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern
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