A quick guide to the

Frogs of La Gamba

Elena Peltzer*, Tobias Traub*, Dennis Kollaritz°, Jonas Virgo* & Thomas Eltz*
*Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
°Department of Evolutionary Biology,University of Vienna
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Engystomops (Physalaemus) pustulosus


Sapito tùngara

M: 25-34 mm, F: 26-35 mm
Breeding season: Rainy season
Calling site: Breeding Pond

Leptodactylus bolivianus

Bolivian Frog

Rana espumosa de marmol

M: 50-95, F: 70-120
Breeding season: Throughout the rainy season
Calling site: Shallow and temporary bodies of water

Leptodactylus labialis (fragilis)

White-lipped Frog

Rana de labio blanco

M: 24-36, F: 25-40
Breeding season: Wet Season
Calling site: Burrows below ground surface

Leptodactylus savagei (pentadactylus)

Savage's Bull Frog

Rana come pollos

M: 106-177, F: 118-185
Breeding season: Onset of and during rainy season
Calling site: Near water bodies

Scientific as well as english and spanish names follow Munoz Chacón & Johnston (2013) Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica (Zona Tropical Pocket Guide), with names in brackets representing older but commonly used names. Information about size and calling season/site was mostly taken from Savage (2002) The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica (University of Chicago Press).