Gephyromantis oelkrugi no known English name
Masoala National Park, Toamasina province, MadagascarMay 2, 2007
no known English name (Gephyromantis oelkrugi) no known English name (Gephyromantis oelkrugi)
This was my favorite frog from Madagascar. Indeed, I think it's safe to say that is simply my favorite frog ever. It looks exactly like a wet lump of mud. Even now I have a hard time believing that someone didn't drizzle mud all over it. When it's sitting in the mud, as it was when I found it, it is essentially invisible. Fortunately I noticed it hop or I would have been denied the opportunity to meet my favorite frog.

At the time I photographed this frog, it was classified as Gephyromantis malagasius, but it has since been reclassified.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2007 trip to Madagascar.

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