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Kihansi Spray Toad

Kihansi spray toad is a species of small toad once endemic to Tanzania. It now exists in captivity. The insectivorous species is diurnal. There is no tadpole stage in the reproduction process as it gives birth to live young.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Nectophrynoides
    Scientific Name Nectophrynoides asperginis


    Size Male: Up to 1.9 cm (0.75 in)
    Female: Up to 2.9 cm (1.1 in)
    Color Yellow with brown stripes on the back and sides
    Distribution Tanzania
    Habitat Used to inhabit a two hectare area at the foot of the Kihansi River waterfall in the Udzungwa escarpment of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania
    Diet Used to feed on small insects including flies and fly larvae
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (giving birth to live young by means of eggs  hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 5 to 13 offspring
    Reproductive Age Around 9 months of age
    Average Lifespan Around 3 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct in the Wild

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    Published on April 28th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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