Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Sooglossidae > Sechellophryne > Sechellophryne gardineri

Sechellophryne gardineri (Gardiner's Seychelles frog)

Synonyms: Sooglossus gardineri

Wikipedia Abstract

Gardiner's frog (Sechellophryne gardineri) is a small frog of the family Sooglossidae and endemic to the Seychelles.
View Wikipedia Record: Sechellophryne gardineri

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sechellophryne gardineri

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps the smallest frog in the world, Gardiner’s Seychelles frog grows to a maximum of just 11 mm. This species is ground-dwelling and forages at night for small invertebrates, such as mites. It breeds on land, where this species lays small clumps of eggs on moist ground. Breeding is known to occur throughout the year and the young do not hatch as tadpoles, but as fully metamorphosed froglets. This species is common at many sites, but populations are declining across their tiny range because of habitat degradation, mainly due to fire and invasive species, agriculture, human settlement, timber, and the tourism industry, particularly on the larger and more populated island of Mahé.
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 gardineri


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  0.453 inches (1.15 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Granitic Seychelles forests Seychelles Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Range Map


External References



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.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License