Robert C. Drewes, PhD
Curator & Chairman
Department of Herpetology
California Academy of Sciences
Amphibian and Predator List
- this list contains images, sounds and descriptions of the frogs and some of the predators and other
inhabitants of the Arabuko-Sokoke forest. The author has been working in the forest since 1986.
- all photos by author unless otherwise indicated
Research in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Eleventh Meeting of the African Amphibian Working
Group, 19-21 April, Watamu, Kenya
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The Arabuko-Sokoke is Kenya's last remaining coastal forest. It is but 400 km2 in area and located approximately 60 miles north of the port of Mombasa.
The Arabuko-Sokoke is about 25% primary forest and is characterized by the tree genera Afzelia, Brachylaena, Brachystegia, Cynometra and Manilkara, among others.
Semi-permanent pond, southern part of forest, Kararacha Gate.
Dry season, whistling duck pond, central forest, Mida Gate.
For more information on Arabuko-Sokoke frogs see 1997.SWARA 20(2).