IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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There are two color pattern varieties in this species. Plain colors, like dark brown, dark gray, reddish or red-brown, or individuals with dark brown spots. In the latter case, these spots are not light edged. The belly is a yellowish white. Although this species has a similar markings as to D. sardus it can be distinguished from D. sardus by a number of features. The fourth finger of D. sardus is wider than the base right after the tip, whereas the fourth finger of D. montalenti gets thinner from the base down. D. sardus also has shorter hind legs than D. montalenti (Noellert and Noellert 1992).. D. montalenti differs from all other species of Discoglossus in lacking a squamosal-maxillary articulation (Clarke and Lanza 1990).


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