Gephyromantis asper — East Betsileo Madagascar Frog
This is a small floor-dwelling species, very wiggly and jumpy. I chased it around for awhile before it stopped for a brief photo session.
Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.
This species has very variable colouration. Glaw and Vences don't show any records of M. asper from the Masoala Peninsula, but this individual is a near-exact match for a specimen in their book that's from Montagne d'Ambre further north.
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 2007. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Third Edition
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Second Edition