Yellow-striped pygmy eleuth
|Yellow-striped pygmy eleuth|
Phyllobates limbatus Cope, 1862
Measuring only 8.5–12 mm (0.33–0.47 in), the yellow-striped pygmy eleuth (Eleutherodactylus limbatus) is perhaps the fifth-smallest frog in the world.
Mating calls and reproduction
E. limbatus has a very intense mating call, but it is brief (6.9 to 24.8 milliseconds) and high-pitched (6.5 to 8.3 kHz), at a rate of 278 per minute. Female frogs have a single ovary and lay one egg at a time, which is subsequently buried in the ground, where it develops quickly.
These frogs are found in Cuba at elevations up to 1,150 m above sea level, in closed-canopy mesic and xeric forests. Their distribution is highly fragmented, with the total land area equaling 7,700 mi2 (20,000 km2). Within this limited area, though, they are quite numerous.
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