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Phrynomantis microps Museum de Genève.JPG
Phrynomantis microps
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Phrynomerinae
Noble, 1931
Genus: Phrynomantis
Peters, 1867

5 species (see text)

Phrynomantis is a genus of frog in the family Microhylidae.[1][2] They are also known as rubber frogs, red-marked frogs, red-marked short-headed frogs, and snake-necked frogs. The genus is found in Subsaharan Africa.[1]


The genus has five species.[1][2]

Binomial name and author Common name
Phrynomantis affinis Boulenger, 1901 Red-spotted Frog, Northern Red-spotted Frog, Pweto Snake-necked Frog, Spotted Rubber Frog
Phrynomantis annectens Werner, 1910 Marbled Rubber Frog, Red-spotted Frog, Red-spotted Namibia Frog, Red Marbled Frog, Cape Snake-necked Frog
Phrynomantis bifasciatus (Smith, 1847) Two-striped Frog, Red-banded Frog, Two-banded Frog, Banded Rubber Frog, Red-banded Rubber Frog, South African Snake-necked Frog
Phrynomantis microps Peters, 1875 Accra Snake-necked Frog, Red Rubber Frog
Phrynomantis somalicus (Scortecci, 1941) Somali Snake-necked Frog
Phrynomantis bifasciatus walking on a level surface


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Phrynomantis Peters, 1867". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Microhylidae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.