Phrynobatrachus bullans Crutsinger, Pickersgill, Channing, and Moyer, 2004

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phrynobatrachidae > Genus: Phrynobatrachus > Species: Phrynobatrachus bullans

Phrynobatrachus bullans Crutsinger, Pickersgill, Channing, and Moyer, 2004, Afr. Zool., 39: 19. Holotype: PEM A 7495, by original designation. Type locality: "in buffalo wallows along the Great Ruaha River, Tanzania (07° 40′ S, 35° 00′ E)".

English Names

Bubbling Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 275).


Southern Ethiopia (Lake Awassa area); southwestern Kenya in Nyanza Province; and northwestern and central Tanzania.


Most similar to Phrynobatrachus natalensis according to the original publication where morphology and advertisement call were detailed. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 275–276, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 165–167 provided accounts. Zimkus, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 235, provided the first records from Ethiopia and Kenya briefly discussed the range. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 44, provided a photograph, range map, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 288–289, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. 

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