Chiasmocleis carvalhoi — Carvalho’s Silent Frog
This was the tiniest of all the many, many frogs I saw in Peru. It was perhaps a quarter of an inch long. I originally thought it was a teeny tiny baby Chiasmocleis bassleri, but reading up on the other small sheep frogs led me into thinking that it was probably Chiasmocleis antenori instead. Then a researcher studying this group of frogs explained on iNaturalist that no, in fact it should be C. carvalhoi
Once again, the teeniest tiniest frog of the trip. This one chose a more photogenic perch than the one from 2014. These frogs are so small they can't even be bothered to have a full set of toes.
- Chiasmocleis carvalhoi account on AmphibiaWeb
- Chiasmocleis carvalhoi account on Amphibian Species of the World
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Rodríguez, L. O. and Duellman, W. E. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru