The Small-headed Frog, Dendropsophus microcephalus misera – Trinidad

The Small-headed Frog, Dendropsophus microcephalus misera

The Small-headed Frog, Dendropsophus microcephalus misera, has adult males reaching 27 mm and females reaching 29 mm. Males usually sing in large choruses, with tens to a hundred individuals. However, during the dry season, only a few males may gather and call from a drying swamp. Instead of calling independently, males will respond to conspecific males and other male species within a group. It occurs at elevations below 560 m. Dendropsophus microcephalus is often found in roadside ditches, pastures or disturbed forests. Preferred breeding areas are temporary ponds, shallow ditches, or marshes. The eggs of this species are laid on or near the surface of the water, where they are usually attached to emergent vegetation.

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