Kivu Dwarf Litter Frog, Schoutedenella schubotzi

Family Ranidae. Most remarkable in that the third finger of breeding males attains great length - more than ½ snout-vent length in some species. Color and pattern quite variable. Function of long finger-length may be related to male-male interaction but this has never been reported; it may also function in aiding males to grasp rotund females in amplexus; these specialized fingers are adorned with tiny projections.

Habitat: undergrowth, leaf-litter species in wet montane forest environments.

Range: Albertine Rift from northern shores Lake Tanganyika, to northern Kivu, Rwanda, Burundi, western Uganda

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