Pristimantis danae

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Pristimantis danae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Pristimantis
Species: P. danae
Binomial name
Pristimantis danae
(Duellman, 1978)

Eleutherodactylus danae Duellman, 1978[2]

Pristimantis danae is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae, sometimes known as Cuzco robber frog. It is found in the Andes between southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia.[3] It is named after the daughter of the author, Dana K. Duellman, who helped collecting the frogs.[2] Pristimantis reichlei, described in 2009, was previously confused with Pristimantis danae.[3]


Male Pristimantis danae grow to a snout–vent length of 27–34 mm (1.1–1.3 in) and females to 38–46 mm (1.5–1.8 in). Body is moderately robust, with head slightly longer than wide and snout round in dorsal view and in profile. Forearms are slender and hind limbs are limbs long and slender. Skin on dorsum is finely shagreened; its colour is yellowish tan to dark reddish brown with dark brown chevrons. The ventral side is pale yellow, and the hidden surfaces of the thighs are dark brown with pale yellow spots.[2]


Its natural habitats are primary and secondary tropical moist forests. This common frog may be found perched on low vegetation in cloud forest at night. It does not occur in modified habitats.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rodríguez, L.; Martinez, J.L.; Köhler, J.; Arizabal, W. & Reichle, S. (2004). "Pristimantis danae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Duellman, W. E. (1978). "New species of leptodactylid frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus from the Cosñipata Valley, Peru". Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington. 91: 418–430. 
  3. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pristimantis danae (Duellman, 1978)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 27 August 2014.