IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Phrynobatrachus irangi is a large species (SVL 36-51 mm) of puddle frog from the Central Mountains of Kenya. Members of this genus are identified by the presence of a midtarsal tubercle, elongate inner metatarsal tubercle, and outer metatarsal tubercle. Scapular glands in this species are distinct and x-shaped. P. irangi is characterized by its ovular tympanum, minute dorsal and lateral asperities, slight dilation of the digit tips, and only rudimentary to moderate webbing (3 phalanges free on toe IV). Tiny asperities are present on the central plantar surface of the foot in males and the majority of females. Males also exhibit one or two spines on the walking surface of the foot and several longitudinal, distensible vocal folds in the gular region.


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