The Alsco long-fingered frog is named after the company that funded the expedition that led to its formal discovery: American Linen Supply Company (ALSCO). This small tan, black, pink and blue frog is found in streams surrounded by remnant areas of forest, where it breeds and spends much of its time hiding under large stones in shallow creeks. When first discovered by scientists, it was observed in high densities 73 individuals were collected during the first known sampling effort. The remaining forest habitat on Tchabal Mbabo is now confined to galleries and steep inaccessible slopes, as a result of the clearance of forest for pasture. These remnant areas are now threatened by fire.
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