Frog at Ishasha River, Uganda
We stopped to admire the hippos in the Ishasha river at one of the
campsites in Queen Elizabeth National Park. I took some time to also
admire the frogs at the river's edge. They ranged in size from an inch
and a half or so to about 4 inches long, and would leap prodigiously
when disturbed. And they got disturbed easily; I had to sneak around
for quite a while, frogs leaping about everywhere, before I found one that
would hold its ground long enough for me to take this photo.
In 2006, a guide to Amphibians of East Africa by Alan Channing and Kim M. Howell was published. I used this guide to identify this frog as Ptychadena anchietae.
The Ishasha River is in southeast Uganda. At this location the river is the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Please send me mail if you have any further information about this frog.
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