Dyscophus guineti (Grandidier, 1875)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Dyscophinae > Genus: Dyscophus > Species: Dyscophus guineti

Kaloula guineti Grandidier, 1875, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 6, 2: 1. Syntypes: MNHNP 1895.281–282, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 61. Type locality: "Sambava, côté N.-E. de Madagascar".

Dyscophus guinetiGünther, 1877, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 19: 317. Steindachner, 1882, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 85: 191.

Plectropus guinetiKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 112.

Discophus guinetiGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 94.

English Names

Sambava Tomato Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).


Eastern Madagascar along slow-moving streams in primary forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


Grandidier, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 41, and Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 180, considered Kalula guineti Grandidier, 1875, to be synonymous with Dyscophus insularis. Chiari, Orozco-terWengel, Vences, Vieites, Sarovy, Randrianirina, Meyer, and Louis, 2006, Conserv. Genetics, 7: 473–482, reported that mtDNA did not provide an adequate diagnosis of Dyscophus guineti from Dyscophus antongilii, although microsatellite data do. See brief account by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 116–117.

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