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Malagasy Rainbow Burrowing Frogs (Scaphiophyrne gottlebei)

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Here are perhaps the most endangered and rarest species within my collection, one that I was waiting for for a year before I could find even a few! lol

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Malagasy Rainbow Burrowing Frog
Nomenclature: Scaphiophryne gottlebei
IUCN Red List: Endangered
Country of Origin: South-western Madagascar.

Information: This is 1 of 8 species of the Scaphiophryne or also known as the Malagasy Rain Frog genus (members of the Microhylidae family) originating from a severely fragmented, distribution range in Madagascar and like the rest of the genus, it hasn't successfully or widely been bred in captivity. This lack of captive breeding is mainly due to little to no knowledge about reproductive and breeding behaviours in the wild.

They are believed to be one of the rarest and most beautiful species of Anura in the world, making it definitely the most sort after within the Pet Trade. Like their common name suggests, the main characteristic behaviour is to only come out of burrowing during the wet and rainy seasons, giving it the ability to remain in areas and periods of drought for months.

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I shall get more photos of them but I am out of room on my albums :/

Thank you for reading and looking!

TG


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