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.
|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|
|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 staff under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.