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Arthroleptides martiensseni (Usambara torrent frog)

Synonyms: Petropedetes martiensseni

Wikipedia Abstract

The Usambara torrent frog, Martienssen's torrent frog, or Tanzania rocky river frog (Arthroleptides martiensseni) is a species of frog in the Petropedetidae family endemic to the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania. It is one of many, often taxonomically unrelated, frogs referred to as torrent frogs. These frogs are associated with rocky streams in montane forests. Eggs are laid on rocks close to torrential streams and waterfalls. The tadpoles remain attached to the rocks, where they develop, not entering the water. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Arthroleptides martiensseni

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 28.52
EDGE Score: 5.46


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.913 inches (7.4 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
East Usambara Biosphere Reserve 222395 Tanzania  
Uluguru Forest Reserves   Tanzania      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe Yes

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 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0