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Sechellophryne pipilodryas (Seychelles palm frog)

Synonyms: Sooglossus pipilodryas

Wikipedia Abstract

The Seychelles palm frog (Sechellophryne pipilodryas) is a species of frog that is endemic to Silhouette Island in the Seychelles. It is closely related to Gardiner's frog, Sechellophryne gardineri.The Seychelles palm frog inhabits forests higher than 150 m (490 ft) above sea level and is closely associated with the palm Phoenicophorium borsigianum (another Seychelles endemic); most individuals are found in axils of the palm. It is the most arboreal of the Sooglossidae.
View Wikipedia Record: Sechellophryne pipilodryas

Endangered Species

Status: Critically 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


Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  0.6 inches (1.47 cm)

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
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