Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
looking for Leptopelis Uluguruensis - Ruby Eyed Treefrog
#1
I am still looking for some Leptopelis Uluguruensis. I know they aren't darts, but this forum has such an extensive network of really knowledgeable people.I really would love to have at least one female. I have three calling males and would really love to have a colony of these beautiful frogs. Forgive me for having intruded into the dart world...but you guys/gals are the best source of all things amphibians...Judy S
Reply
#2
Had to look this up Judy, as I'm a little slow on my Tree Frog knowledge...

Leptopelis uluguruensis (Ruby Eyed Treefrog) is a species of frog in the Hyperoliidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, rivers, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.A rather small frog (Males 28-38 mm, females 46-48 mm) Leptopelis from the Eastern Arc Mts. in Tanzania with reduced webbing. In life dense green to blue-green with or without whitish spots or rings, or brown with a darker pattern. Throat in males blue. No pectoral glands. Tympanum small and indistinct. Most specimens, including females, have a typical dense green to bluish green coloration, often with white dots and rings which makes the frog resemble very closely a wet, decaying leaf with spots of fungus. A few specimens are brown above with a darker pattern.

Voice. - A brief, rather unremarkable clack.

It's only listed as "Vulnerable" per the Red List and last time I checked, Tanzania was still exporting a butt-load of animals.

Are these hard to get ? Or just the females ?

[Image: 86062_580_360.jpg]
https://www.facebook.com/dartden/

https://twitter.com/DartDen


"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".
Reply
#3
Thanks for taking the time to look them up and send me the information. I do not know exactly why they are so hard to obtain, especially if Tanzania is still exporting. Evidently there has been no success yet in the US for captive breeding and their breeding habits are a little specific...the intermitant rain must play a part in washing the tads or eggs into water at some point in time. I'd love to have a colony of them... Someone pointed out to me why there are always more boys available from being taken in the wild...they make noise--sometimes things are so obvious that you have to have them explained...duh. I've checked with Mike Novy and he did not know of a source...so guess I just have to get lucky ...Thanks again.
Reply
#4
I did get one email, but am a little leary...Wendy from Reptileaddictions...any feedback??? Maybe this is in the wrong place...please direct me as I've never inquired about a vendor...
Reply
#5
Went searching...think I'll skip the purchase...
Reply
#6
oh yeah......"Wendy"......BOI search. Man. oh. Man......hehe
https://www.facebook.com/dartden/

https://twitter.com/DartDen


"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".
Reply
#7
It didn't take me too long though, did it...couldn't even make it through all 14 pages of the first "offense."... Thanks for the link to BOI....
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)