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Data Deficient (DD)

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Phrynobatrachus ukingensis is a small species (SVL < 21 mm) of puddle frog found in the mountains of Tanzania and Malawi. Members of this genus are identified by the presence of a midtarsal tubercle, elongate inner metatarsal tubercle, and outer metatarsal tubercle. Phrynobatrachus ukingensis is characterized by a hidden tympanum, small but distinct digital discs, and rudimentary pedal webbing. Males exhibit a black throat, and a vocal sac that forms a posterior fold when deflated.


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