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Sechellophryne pipilodryas (Seychelles palm frog)

Synonyms: Sooglossus pipilodryas

Wikipedia Abstract

The Seychelles palm frog (Sooglossus pipilodryas) is so called because it is usually found hiding in the axils of palm trees. It is the most arboreal of the Sooglossidae and this makes detection difficult. As a result the palm frog is the most recent species of the family to have been discovered (in 2000). More recently it is the 7th most recent frog to be discovered. It is only found in the forests of Silhouette Island in the Seychelles group making it almost impossible to detect.
View Wikipedia Record: Sechellophryne pipilodryas

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sechellophryne pipilodryas

EDGE Analysis

The Seychelles palm frog was only described as a new species in 2002, and details of its breeding behaviour are currently unknown. The eggs are probably laid on the ground, or in leaf axils of specific palms, and hatch directly into froglets. The eggs are likely to be guarded until hatching occurs. This species is very active and agile, and responds to disturbance by leaping and climbing. It is the only species of native Seychelles frog to not be found on the largest and most populous island of Mahé, and there are no specific threats to this species on Silhouette, although there are risks associated with occurring in a very small range.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 76.79
EDGE Score: 5.74
View EDGE Record: Sechellophryne pipilodryas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Range Map



Species recognized by , 2009-09-01, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.1.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access