Hymenochirus feae

Hymenochirus feae, also known as Gaboon dwarf clawed frog, is a species of frog in the family Pipidae. It is endemic to Gabon[1][2] and is only known with certainty from its type locality on the coast of central Gabon.[1] The specific name feae honors Leonardo Fea, an Italian explorer, zoologist, and naturalist.[3]

Hymenochirus feae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus: Hymenochirus
Species:
H. feae
Binomial name
Hymenochirus feae
Boulenger, 1906

Hymenochirus feae presumably is ecologically similar to Hymenochirus boettgeri, an aquatic frog that occurs in still, shaded water in lowland rainforest, and in pools by slow-flowing rivers. Threats to this little-known species are unknown.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2014). "Hymenochirus feae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T58157A18397014. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58157A18397014.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Hymenochirus feae Boulenger, 1906". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.