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Pipidae (tongueless frogs) Endangered

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pipidae are a family of primitive, tongueless frogs. The 30 species in the family Pipidae are found in tropical South America (genus Pipa) and sub-Saharan Africa (four other genera). These frogs are exclusively aquatic and have numerous morphological modifications befitting their habitat. For example, the feet are completely webbed, the body is flattened, and a lateral line system is present. In addition, pipids possess highly modified ears for producing and receiving sound underwater. They lack a tongue or vocal cords, instead having bony rods in the larynx that help produce sound. They range from 4 to 19 cm (1.6 to 7.5 in) in body length.
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Pipa (Surinam toad) (1)
Xenopus (5)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0